Monday, 4 September 2017

Kiki and Raffiki The City Rabbits: A Birthday Surprise by Sam Davies (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E)

 November 2016, Austin Macauley Publishers, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Rabbits Kiki and Raffiki live in the back yard of a beautiful house in Bath.
Kiki's birthday is tomorrow and she's very sad. She thinks Raffiki has forgotten about it!
But he's planning a surprise of his own.
Will everything go to plan?

Nayu's thoughts
I adore cute things and bunnies, so having cute bunnies on the cover and in the book made me fall in love with this gem of a story before I read it. I almost squealed at how cute the hamster and guinea pigs look!!! They are not only adorable, but caring and doing their best for Kiki's birthday, so much so that she thinks they have forgotten it. 

The way that Raffiki goes to each friend is charming, they all offer something that is easy for them to being-wait until you reach the part with the hedgehog (who is cute too) and the balloon! It's a tale with friendship at its core, plus cuteness which everyone will enjoy. I think it depicts birthday surprises perfectly - how the birthday person feels no one is paying them attention when the reality is quite different. 

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