Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire!

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire!
by Mrs. Bunny, translated from the Rabbit by Polly Horvath
Schwartz & Wade, 2012. 248 pgs. Fiction.

Madeline's feckless hippie parents have been kidnapped by foxes. Who will believe her and help? No one. Except, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny who have decided to become detectives and wear fedoras, not necessarily in that order. Madeline and the Bunnies' efforts are thwarted at nearly every turn if not by the marmots, then by The Marmot, and if not by The Marmot, then by the vindictive and silly Bunny Council. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny's sniping and one-upping each other, along with the drifty ways of Madeline's parents, probably make this a better children's book for adults than for kids, but it is very funny in an incredibly goofball way, as befits Ms. Horvath, Queen of the Loons. My kind of people.

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