Friday, 18 May 2012

The Railway Rabbits: Wisher and the Noisy Crows by Georgie Adams & Anna Currey (Children's, 5 years +)

May 2012, Orion
96 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: Chinese whispers/rumours, fear, misunderstanding, looking out for one another, searching for both family & answers, teamwork, real enemies and no so real enemies, courage, understanding, heaps of cute pen and ink illustrations, humour

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...
A family of noisy crows keeps everyone awake, until Wisher has a bright idea. 

Nayuleska's thoughts
Awww! This story is super cute with the adorable illustrations of all the bunnies. There are good themes addressed in this story, especially that of conservation (and all it entails) and how fast rumours can circulate. The animals all care for each, and its with that trust they discover the truth of the trees being cut. The wisdom given by Wisher's mother at the end makes this a 10/10 read.

Suggested read

Do check out other books in The Railway Rabbits series, including Barley and the Duck Race.

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