Friday, 12 November 2010

Vern and Lettuce by Sarah McIntyre (Children's, Graphic Novel, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

September 2010, David Fickling Books
48 pages, Hard back
Review copy

Graphic novel, Children's 7 +

Lots of humour, animal antics,

Welcome to Pickle Rye, home of best friends Lettuce the rabbit and Vern the sheep. Join them for baking, birthdays, bunny-sitting and a quest for fame in the big city!

Vern and Lettuce reach for the stars, but danger is lurking just beneath their feet...

Furry escapades from the DFC Library.

Nayuleska's thoughts
When I saw the cover, I thought this would be a cute read. I love bunnies and collect items with bunnies on. Lettuce the bunny has such an entertaining time Vern. They get into so much trouble, sometimes on their own and sometimes because of Lettuce's brothers and sisters. Vern is a generous sheep, sometimes too generous - he gives up his warm, natural coat to create presents for Lettuce's family. He then cold, leaving Lettuce and her family to come up with a solution.

One of the great things about this book is how there is a story to each page (sometimes it continues onto the next page). This makes it a perfect read if readers have a short attention span or are pressed for time. Just one page will have the reader laughing away. (From what I can gather, each strip featured in The DFC weekly). Reoccurring characters include moles, polar bears, a squirrel, pigeons. Some of those are gangsters. Some are rebels. All are funny.

I have so many favourite parts to this book. Here are a couple:

  • Any scene involving Lettuce's brothers and sisters 
    • When they help Vern cook and strange ingredients appear in the flour.
    • When they sing 
    • When they sleep in a tree 

Final Conclusion 
A must read to bring a smile to your face - this bunny and rabbit have a lot of fun together! Bunnies rule!! And pictures really do speak more than a thousand words.

For more bunny antics, check out Harriet in Stunt Bunny: Showbiz Sensation by Tamsyn Murray

 and The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett


Sarah said...

Yay! Thanks, glad you liked it. :)

Nayuleska said...

Very much!