Monday, 2 April 2012

The Railway Rabbits: Barley and the Duck Race by Georgie Adams (Children's, 5 years +)

March 2012, Orion
96 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: closeness of family life, hide and seek, hidden danger, protecting loved ones, Chinese whispers, pet shows, helpful new friends, quick thinking, lots of cute moments, very mild peril

Summary from Orion
 Meet the Railway Rabbits! Join the irrepressible Longears family as they get in and out of scrapes, meet new friends, and perform daring rescues. But Burdock the buzzard and the terrifying Red Dragon, are always on the lookout for naughty rabbits who stray too far from home...
When a large number of yellow plastic ducks come bobbing down the River Ripple, Barley is sure they mean trouble!

Nayuleska's thoughts

I love bunnies and thought this looked a cute read. I'm bowled over by just how cute it is. The map at the beginning reminded me a little of Winnie the Pooh maps. The story is sweet with lots of action by brave animals. I love how the bunnies have the odd item of clothing. The biggest aww facror which had me thinking aw all the time are the ink like illustrations which make the animals look cute fluffy and so adorable! The cuteness radiates out from this 10/10 read.

Suggested read

For a more adventurous bunny who is a pet rather than wild, check out Tamsyn Murray's Harriet Houdini series which start with Stunt Bunny: Showbiz Sensation  (Fourth book down) 

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