Emmaline and the Bunny
Katherine Hannigan
Greenwillow Books (2009)
ISBN 9780061626548
Reviewed by Katie Malone (age 11) for Reader Views (7/09)

 

This book is great for all ages with a very inspiring point…be yourself.  Emmaline is a very untidy girl stuck in a very tidy town.  All Emmaline wants is a bunny, but the pet stores bunnies are way too tidy for her.  She wants a wild bunny, one that hops and digs like her.  Then she hears about a very untidy town, just outside of her tidy town.  She goes there and finds a bunny that she loves.  To find out whether she keeps the bunny or not you just have to read the book.

The author does a very good job carrying the point of the book throughout the book.  This book taught me that being someone I’m not isn’t going to get me anywhere in life.  I say this because being tidy got Emmaline nowhere.

I think that when/if Katherine Hannigan were to write another book, it should be about someone learning that they should be themselves.  I say this because I’ve read the book “Ida B.” by this same author which is about a girl that finds out who she is when her mother gets cancer.  That’s one of my favorite books, and her writing was awesome in this book as well.  Katherine Hannigan might not use the best sentences, but I still love her books.

Here’s an example of what I mean…. “so Emmaline waited and watched.”  You could add so much to that.  You could add when, why, where, how she “waited and watched.”  It’s just such a boring sentence if you know what I mean.

Anyway, another thing I love about her books is that in the back of each book she tells you how many trees it saved, how many gallons of water, how many pounds of solid waste, how many BTU’s of energy and how many pounds of greenhouse gases that this one book saved, by being printed on recycled paper.  So, this book is saving this planet that we live on!

In conclusion, no matter who you are, you should read this book; it is great and has a very inspiring point.  Katherine Hannigan has never written a bad book, and probably never will.  If I haven’t convinced you then remember that you’re saving the planet.  Trust me, I loved “Emmaline and the Bunny” and you will too.

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