Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lord and Lady Bunny--Almost Royalty! (The Bunny's #2) by Polly Horvath - OPTIONAL

Horvath, Polly.  Lord and Lady Bunny--Almost Royalty!  Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. 304 pages. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2014. $23. Language/Mature Content/Violence: G.
In this tougue-in-cheek sequel, Madeleine wants money for college but her hippy parents have not been saving for that. Meanwhile, Mrs. Bunny wants to be royalty, preferably a queen. When Madeleine's family unexpectedly inherits a sweet shop in England that may solve their financial issues, and Mr. and Mrs. Bunny travel from Canada to England to find some royalty, their paths cross for some humorous adventures.
     The illustrations are fabulous, as well as the gags about Canadians, talking bunnies (and other animals) in a world where most humans deny their existence, and writers. However, the flow of the story is choppy and disjointed, making it difficult to fully become immersed. Also, the humor may be a bit sophisticated for most middle readers, and the price is a bit steep for most small school budgets. But, if you know young Anglophiles, by all means, hand them this tale.
EL, MS - OPTIONAL     Reviewed by P.K.Foster, teacher-librarian

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