Synopses & Reviews
"National Book Award-winner Polly Horvath's latest, a rabbity romp complete with whimsical illustrations and a quirky cast of characters, has both the look and feel of a classic children's book," raves The Washington Post
In this hilarious chapter book mystery, meet a girl whose parents have been kidnapped by disreputable foxes, and a pair of detectives that also happen to be bunnies! When Madeline gets home from school one afternoon to discover that her parents have gone missing, she sets off to find them. So begins a once-in-a-lifetime adventure involving a cast of unforgettable characters. There's Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who drive a smart car, wear fedoras, and hate marmots; the Marmot, who loves garlic bread and is a brilliant translator; and many others. Translated from the Rabbit by Newbery Honor-winning author Polly Horvath, and beautifully illustrated by Sophie Blackall, here is a book that kids will both laugh over and love.
From the Hardcover edition.
"In Horvath's quirky chapter book, when fifth-grader Madeline's parents are kidnapped by conniving foxes, she enlists Mr. and Mrs. Bunny who decide to become detectives in part because they get to wear fedoras to track them down. Horvath, who also reads this audio edition, often narrates in an extremely high-pitched voice that some listeners may quickly find cloying. Additionally, Horvath fails to create distinctive voices for her characters, instead attempting to differentiate them by varied pacing. This works when Madeline talks with her listless parents, or when the Bunnies interrogate a drunken Marmot, but during moments when multiple characters are chattering, it's difficult to understand who's speaking to whom. Ages 8 12. A Schwartz & Wade hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
MRS. BUNNY lives in Rabbitville in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She is married to Mr. Bunny and has twelve children. This is her first book.
POLLY HORVATH is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing today. Among her many books are The Canning Season (recipient of the National Book Award and the YA Canadian Book of the Year), Everything on a Waffle (Newbery Honor Book), The Trolls (National Book Award Finalist), My One Hundred Adventures (Amazon Best of 2008 and multiple best of the year lists), and most recently, Northward to the Moon (Oprah's Book Club Kid's Reading List, Parent's Choice Gold Award).