Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-- Detectives Extraordinaire!

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-- Detectives Extraordinaire!

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Middle-schooler Madeline's hippy parents have been kidnapped from Hornby Island, Canada, by foxes and Madeline, upon discovering that she can understand animal languages, hires two rabbit detectives to find them.
Publisher: New York :, Schwartz & Wade Books,, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780375867552
Branch Call Number: J FIC HORV
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Blackall, Sophie - Illustrator


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Jul 26, 2019

Quite the unexpected woven tale. Humorous, clever and adventurous, the bunnies, foxes, marmots and 'hoomans' will having wanting to keep reading way past your bedtime.
Well crafted although ' where are we going with this???' often crossed my mind!
Strangely luring yet a satisfying read.

litriocht Jun 17, 2014

Yes, this book is funny. But it is also very skillfully assembled. If you could convince a 13- or 14-year old to pick up a book with cartoon bunnies on the front cover, he or she would probably enjoy this witty and fast read. One of the Newbery criteria is to be "individually distinct," which certainly applies in this case.

myip May 17, 2014

This is a delightful and surprisingly clever book that defies categorization. Adults and children alike will no doubt find charm in its wacky talking animals and goofy mysteries.

Apr 07, 2013

This is a truly fantastic book. It's hilarious and full of hippies and talking animals and mistakes of foreign languages, and marimba-playing parents of course. Polly Horvath classic.

Jun 17, 2012

I can only tolerate stupid characters if they're kind and don't mess things up too badly. Case in point: I get SO ANNOYED with Amelia Bedelia and Sideways Stories from Wayside School. But Mr. and Mrs. Bunny are just dense enough that they don't do any REAL damage; they're just kind of bumbling and charming and have lovely hats.

May 30, 2012

Thank goodness that Ms. Horvath has learned rabbit so that she could relate this wonderful story of two extraordinary bunnies that decide to become detectives. With the Vancouver Island setting and the tongue in cheek digs at the residents as well as current culture, it will have you glued to the book until the tale is told.


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Feb 11, 2013

red_dove_153 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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