Monday, 2 April 2012

The Magnificent Moon Hare by Sue Monroe (Children's, 7 years +)

March 2012, Egmont
198 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: good and bad behaviour, adults behaving like children, seriously deranged royal family, a very hungry and at first ignored dragon, being taught manners, chess (which become the symbol for a break in a chapter), caring for pets, wants and likes, mild peril, lots of humour

Summary from Egmont

'I want fun and games and jokes and tricks and lots of fantastic STUFF!'

P.J. Petulant likes presents, crisps and getting her own way. But the pampered princess gets more than she bargains for when the magnificent Moon Hare whisks her off on a breathtaking adventure. With the help of Sandra the dragon (who’s actually a boy), can P.J. rescue her father, King Winston, before he has his head cut off?

Nayuleska's thoughts 
Every sentence in this book had me howling with laughter (in my head as my family were watching tv). PJ is quite a character, as is her father who is to blame for the mess he finds himself in. PJ is rather bratty, but when shown how to do things instead of just being told them she pays attention to the mysterious and equally odd Moon hare. I loved the different fonts used in the text which together with the funny illustrations make this a 10/10 read.

Suggested read 
For another hilarious tale try I don't Believe It, Archie! by Andrew Norris (Is it a coincidence that both books have turquoise covers?)

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