Thursday, May 24, 2012
Mr and Mrs Bunny Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny decide to set up a detective agency, mostly because they could wear those cute fedora hats. They have no experience, but that shouldn't matter, should it?
Schwartz & Wade Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.
This tale is written for ages 8-12 and it's funny, silly, and a rousing adventure all in one volume.
The foxes have kidnapped Madeline's mother and father trying to find out where her uncle lives. They are so addlepated they can't remember. The foxes think they are being stubborn.
Madeline goes to her uncle's home, but he's sick and falls into a coma. She has no idea who took her parents or why, so she while she's crying her eyes out in the yard, the bunny's offer to help her find them. They don't exactly go about it like other detectives would...
There is a little bit of everything in this book for young readers and I think they'll have great fun seeing what Ms. Horvath has planned next. The illustrations are great, too. Don't you see the bunnies on the cover looking a bit James Bondish? Wait until you see the other animal characters!
This story would work well for reading aloud, too. You can discuss how silly everyone is acting and take time to laugh over the antics the bunnies get in.