Monday, March 26, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny -
Detectives Extraordinaire!
by Polly Horvath

Flap Copy description:
Madeline's parents have gone missing. Her only clues? A note tacked on the fridge from someone call The Enemy, a file card covered in a squiggly secret code, and dozens of red eyes staring out the blackened windows of a car she saw speeding down her driveway. And Madeline could swear the driver was a fox...
Luckily Madeline encounters two bunnies who have decided to take up detective work (detectives get to wear fedoras!) and are willing to come to her aid - pro bono. And if her parents' kidnappers are foxes, who better than rabbit detectives to sniff them out?

My thoughts:
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire! is Polly Horvath's most recent MG novel - it's delightful! A likeable protagonist, quirky parents, and lots of laughs, make this tale a great read - especially for young girls. The beautiful black and white illustrations, done by Sophie Blackall, add a whimsical charm to this lovely book. (Ms. Blackall's art is featured on the current cover of the SCBWI Newletter!) I especially enjoy stories with anthropomorphic animal characters, this book did not disappoint. I would recommend Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire! to readers from the ages of 8 -12. Check out the following links:

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