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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny -- Detectives Extraordinaire!

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Wacky, charming tale of girl and bunnies to the rescue.

Book Polly Horvath Humor 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

better for middle school/junior high than elementary

I read this to my seven year old daughter and she was too young to get much of the humor, though she found the story entertaining enough. You need some context of hippie/pagan culture and American pop culture to get many of the jokes, so I had to do a lot of explaining. Also, the idea of totally worthless parents was more horrifying and inconceivable to her than humorous. I personally found the book to be pretty weird. I would imagine the tongue-in-cheek, spoof-type humor would appeal to middle school and junior high students. It would be over the head of most elementary students though, and as an adult I found it too goofy.
age 18+

Boomer lit for kids!

I wasn't sure this story was fit for children at first. I had a hard time getting through the first CD. As other reviewer stated the main character's parents are horrible people. My struggle was that I just didn't care about any of the characters and the story line was a literary rubberneck. We are now on the 3rd CD and it is starting to grow on me, like a great big bottom. I added a higher age not because there is anything lewd or overtly inappropriate, just that I am not sure kids will get most of the humor. It's seems more fitting for boomers.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Polly Horvath has a long track record of wacky books, and some of the zaniness in this one, as well as the madcap plot, may be too much for some.

But the title characters and Madeline are very appealing -- as are Sophie Blackall's illustrations. And if there's an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink quality to some of the comic embellishments, there are also moments of enduring charm, sweetness, and triumph.

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