Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath

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"National Book Award-winner Polly Horvath's latest, a rabbity romp complete with whimsical illustrations and a quirky cast of characters, has both the look and feel of a classic children's book," raves The Washington Post.

In this hilarious chapter book mystery, meet a girl whose parents have been kidnapped by disreputable foxes, and a pair of detectives that also happen to be bunnies! When Madeline gets home from school one afternoon to discover that her parents have gone missing, she sets off to find them. So begins a once-in-a-lifetime adventure involving a cast of unforgettable characters. There's Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who drive a smart car, wear fedoras, and hate marmots; the Marmot, who loves garlic bread and is a brilliant translator; and many others. Translated from the Rabbit by Newbery Honor-winning author Polly Horvath, and beautifully illustrated by Sophie Blackall, here is a book that kids will both laugh over and love.


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About Polly Horvath

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POLLY HORVATH is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing today. Her books include The Canning Season (National Book Award winner and a YA Canadian Book of the Year), Everything on a Waffle (Newbery Honor Book), The Trolls (National Book Award finalist), My One Hundred Adventures (a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Editors' Choice, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year), and Northward to the Moon (an Oprah's Book Club Kid's Reading List selection). Her most recent book is Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-Detectives Extraordinaire!
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Schwartz & Wade. 274 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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As the hyper-responsible Madeline contemplates her parents’ plight, she’s discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, empty nesters (and detectives) who are only too delighted to find a nice human girl who speaks fluent Bunny, even if her bottom is gigantic.

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Eccentrics of multiple species converge in an adventure from Horvath (Northward to the Moon) in which the boundaries between the human and animal worlds become alternately fluid and impenetrable. On H

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When the Grand Poobah of foxes kidnaps her parents, Madeline enlists a pair of neophyte bunny detectives to track them down.

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In Horvath’s quirky chapter book, when fifth-grader Madeline’s parents are kidnapped by conniving foxes, she enlists Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—who decide to become detectives in part because they get to wear fedoras—to track them down.

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Madeline, walking home on her last day of school, wonders why the longest day of light is celebrated with more light: “If we didn’t spend so much on candles, maybe we’d have money for shoes.” It’s not that her family can’t afford shoes.

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City Book Review

It seems that their spy could not find his address, and when her parents cannot remember his address, the foxes abscond with them to put pressure on Madeline herself.

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Common Sense Media

The Bunnys, who startle Madeline by being the first ones to ever take care of her and seem like the parents she should have had, focus on helping her rescue the parents she's got.

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Mysterious Reviews

Setting aside the sometimes offensive national stereotyping, there are numerous references to the 1960s — hallucinating hippies — and the 1970s — disco divas — and more from the past century that would likely go way over the heads of today's children.

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KidsReads

They ask a marmot called The Marmot to help them crack the secret code as he is supposed to have a knack for such things.

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