Sunday, 19 April 2015

Those Pesky Rabbits! by Ciara Flood (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

  March 2015, Templar Books, 40 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Content: cuteness, humour

Summary from Amazon UK (I couldn't find it on Templar's site & get nothing by mentioning them)
All Mr Bear wants is to be left alone, but his rabbit neighbours just don't get it! They keep on asking annoying things like can they borrow honey, or does he want to swap books! When grumpy refusals don't work, he decides to scare away those pesky rabbits. Can kindness make Mr Bear see it's time for a change?

Nayu's thoughts 
I'm a huge bunny fan (come on, bunny sounds cuter than rabbits), but initially Mr Bear is not. Hence the title – he finds them very Pesky! Mr Bear is a right Grumpy-Grump (my term), hating anything which hints at another creature infringing on his solitude. He does change his tune by the end, but oh boy I'd love to see his face when he learnt he never was truly alone, there's a cute mouse who keeps Grumpy-Grump company in every page. 

I liked the persistence of the rabbits (used instead of bunnies to avoid confusion) in being kind to the bear despite his stubbornness for seeking loneliness. It enforces a good point that no matter how people react, it's good to show kindness and compassion in all that you do, as it may just soften a person's heart, like Mr Bear's. 

Check out the cute trailer & find out more on Ciara's website  

Available at bookstores including NRC affiliate Foyles. 

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