Emmaline and the Bunny
Katherine Hanningan
HarperCollins (2009)
ISBN 9780061626548
Reviewed by Genna Chatel (age 9) for Reader Views (5/09)

 

This book is about a girl named Emmaline who wants a bunny and she lives in a town that is very neat. So she goes to the wild to find a bunny that will play with her. She makes an invitation by making a safe place for the bunny to stay. All the animals come to her house and finally she sees the bunny.

My favorite part of the book is when Emmaline sees the bunny in the wild and wants to take to it home because she really wants a bunny and he is very cute.

Bunny is my favorite character because he is a very smart bunny and he knows how to do things like scoot-skedaddle and he’s very cuddly.

I love animals too and I understand how Emmaline felt when she was not neat and when she wanted a bunny friend. In one part, the story made me feel sad because the bunny gets taken away, but then he was found so I didn’t feel so sad.

I think the illustrations were watercolor paints and pencil. I loved the illustrations and every time I turned a page, I knew it was a good story. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.

Emmaline and the Bunny is a chapter book. It was easy to read, but a tiny bit challenging. In the story there were words I didn’t know like scoot-skedaddle and dinglederrydee, but these words were funny to say.

I would recommend “Emmaline and the Bunny” by Katherine Hannigan to children who are 8, 9 or 10-years-old and who love animals. If I could, I would give this book 1000 stars!

Mom’s note: Genna is a reluctant reader and she just inhaled this book. She read it in two days! It’s the fastest I’ve ever seen her read and I didn’t have to nag her to finish it, like I normally do.

 

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