Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies

  Because this year’s Summer Reading Program theme at the library is “Make a Splash-Read”, and because of the popularity of all things pirate amongst young readers, I have chosen Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies for this week’s review. It was written by Carolyn Crimi and illustrated by John Manders. It was published in 2005 by Candlewick Press. I enjoyed the humorous and detailed watercolor illustrations that perfectly complement a story about a rowdy gang of rabbit pirates who do all the things that pirates do, like shouting ‘Shiver Me Timbers’, making prisoners walk the plank, and sailing the seven seas in a ship called the Salty Carrot. My favorite line in the book is: “They were bad, bad bunnies, all right. When pirates on other ships saw their long floppy ears and their fluffy white tails, they shook with fear.” You’ll have to read the book to find out who Henry is and what he did to change the pirates lives forever. I’ll give you one hint: He’d rather read a book than be a pirate. Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies is a fun book that kids will really like.

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