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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (574 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Polly Horvath Narrator: Polly Horvath Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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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 quirky and 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 National Book Award-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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/20/2014

    " A perfect blend of adorable, classic, nostalgia, with contemporary dry wit and absurdity, this is the story of two empty nester rabbits, who address their loneliness by moving to town, buying a smart car (which they can only drive by wearing purple platform shoes), and becoming detectives. This is also the story of Madeline, a uniquely responsible and clever girl who regularly takes care of her hippie, spaced out parents. The mystery is not particularly solvable, but it doesn't matter, as romping around with Madeline and the Bunnies is so much fun on it's own. Fans of Stuart Little, the Penderwicks, or classic juvenile fiction will enjoy this quick read and sweet illustrations. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meredith | 1/23/2014

    " I ended up skimming most of this, because after several chapters I felt like Horvath was trying hard to be whimsical, but really the story was just kind of dull. I did enjoy the "Guess that lump!" game, and The Marmot was entertaining. But the overall plot didn't quite make sense, I don't know why Mrs. Treaclebunny kept showing up, and what was with the Google and Glade Plug-in mentions? Were they corporate sponsors? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Loof | 1/12/2014

    " Highly quirky, yet completely cute thus far. Illustrations are wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/12/2014

    " I'm loving this one...maybe I'm a bunny whisperer too. Lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 katsok | 1/8/2014

    " I had a really hard time getting into this book and have started and stopped it several times over the past few months. Today I sat down and gave myself time to really read it. Once I got about 1/2 of the way through I enjoyed it. Will be interested to see what my students' reactions are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/1/2014

    " Quirky, absurd, and wildly entertaining. You may even find yourself LOLing. Great as a read-aloud for the 7-12 year old set and the grown-ups (or bunnies) who read to them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donalyn | 12/31/2013

    " The cover is so cute. I love bunnies. I couldn't finish this and abandoned it on page 66. Since the book garnered starred reviews from Booklist, Horn Book, and Publisher's Weekly, I clearly don't know what makes a good children's book. I'm going to ask a kid to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diantha | 12/26/2013

    " Very funny! Quite sophisticated in language, & humor, but I liked that she doesn't dumb down for kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/17/2013

    " Funny (at least for me as an adult, not sure if a kid would catch all the humor!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 11/5/2013

    " great use of pop culture and humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 10/22/2013

    " While I found humor in this quirky little piece of work... I think it may go over the heads of its intended audience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 10/15/2013

    " An animal adventure with modern, sophisticated humor. If you liked Babe or Charlotte's Web, this is their younger, hip Canadian sister. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leigh | 10/12/2013

    " yeech. Daughter of clueless hippies has to solve a kidnapping mystery with talking rabbits. Can't beleive this boring book got a starred review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/5/2013

    " This was quite a silly little book. Well fleshed out characters, especially Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. Their bunny banter was at times hilarious and always amusing. Imagine this would be a fun book to read out loud at bedtime over a couple of weeks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Ayers | 8/31/2013

    " Really funny story about rabbits who solve a kidnapping case. Definitely a kids' book but with a lot of subversive humor for parents/adults. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 7/5/2013

    " This book was bizarre. Sometimes I was cringing and sometimes I was chuckling - which is why I stuck it out. Cool that it was read by the author, but some of the voices drove me crazy. Most likely on purpose. I just don't even know what to think about this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/4/2013

    " Cute concept, with moments of charm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 12/13/2012

    " This was the most fun children's book that I have read this year. Its got hippie parents, responsible children, foxes in suits driving a limo, butlers, marmots, nosy neighbors, and detective bunnies! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Brennan | 9/30/2012

    " This was hysterical - and not just from a kid standpoint. The writing is imaginative, funny, and crisp. I am using this for a mother-daughter book group with 2-4 graders! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 5/26/2012

    " Horvath's humor is here in full force, but I think rabbits are new for her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Irwin | 4/22/2012

    " A truly enjoyable tale. The language was rich and detailed. As an adult, I could appreciate the humor - the hippie parents, the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, and more. And I will forever look at marmots in a new light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genevieve | 3/15/2012

    " Oh man, I loved this so much and kept reading wacky lines aloud to my long-suffering husband. Great for Pinkwater fans, for sure. And Sophie Blackall's art is always a treat. "

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About the Author
Author Polly HorvathMRS. BUNNY is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! POLLY HORVATH is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing today. Among her many books are The Canning Season (National Book Award winner and YA Canadian Book of the Year), Everything on a Waffle (Newbery Honor Book), The Trolls (National Book Award Finalist), My One Hundred Adventures (Amazon Best Book and multiple best of the year lists), Northward to the Moon (Oprah's Book Club Kid's Reading List, Parent's Choice Gold Award), and, most recently, One Year in Coal Harbor.