professornana (professornana) wrote,

Silly rabbits...

I love Polly Horvath and her eccentric stories and characters. So, this was a natural choice to rise to the top of my TBR stack. MR. AND MRS. BUNNY: DETECTIVES EXTRAORDINAIRE! (Random House 2012)gives readers a warm and funny story of talking animals, hippie parents, marmots, and foxes. Madeleine is in fifth grade. She needs a pair of white shoes as her class will be one visited by Prince Charles himself. However, Madeleine's parents, Mildred and Flo do not think this a necessity. Before much more can happen, though, her parents go missing. Madeleine turns for help from Mr. and Mrs. Bunny who have just decided to go into business as detectives. Madeleine has but one clue, a note card with some kind of code on it. She turns to her uncle for help but he swoons into a coma. Perhaps the marmot can help? The juxtaposition of the charm of the bunnies with the out of touch parents and the plotting foxes combines somehow (and this is Horvath's truly incredible talent at work) to create a wild romp of a mystery (which will not be much of a mystery for astute readers). My favorite: the used dental floss Mrs. Bunny manages to recycle in her craft work. <256>
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