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Lord and Lady Bunny--Almost Royalty!

by Polly Horvath

Other authors: Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

Series: Mr. and Mrs. Bunny (2)

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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, that leporine couple whose story began in Polly Horvath's Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire!, return in this second volume dedicated to their adventures. So too does their human friend Madeline, and her feckless hippie parents, Flo and Mildred. Bunnies and humans all find themselves sailing for England in this sequel, spurred on by Mrs. Bunny's desire to become queen on the one hand, and by Flo's surprise inheritance of a candy-shop on the other. Many misadventures ensue, as the bunnies learn to always reserve a first-class berth on bunny cruises, and the humans discover that candy shops aren't as profitable as they hoped. The most important question - how will Madeline afford college when her parents are no help to her in saving for it? - is eventually resolved quite happily, after all have returned to their homes in Canada...

Although it had its moments, I cannot say that Lord and Lady Bunny - Almost Royalty! was the equal of the first. I simply wasn't as engaged by it, finding that I was able to put it down for a day or two without any desire to pick it back up. The exchanges between the bunnies were still amusing, but otherwise I found that some of the humor and charm of Mr. and Mrs. Bunny was missing. As with the first book, the human elements of the story were the weakest, with the various candy-shop travails of Madeline's family proving to be tedious rather than entertaining. That said, I did enjoy the book-signing scene, in which Mrs. Bunny is indignant to discover that her 'translator,' Polly Horvath, has been given credit for writing her book. The author's self-portrait here was amusing, as was the depiction of the fuss made over "Oldwhatshername," AKA J.K. Rowling. With the caveat that it isn't quite up to the standard of the original, I'd recommend this one to anyone who enjoyed the first Mr. and Mrs. Bunny book. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Aug 17, 2016 |
Lord and Lady Bunny—Almost Royalty! by Polly Horvath is the sequel to Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire. Mrs. Bunny has decided that she's done being a detective and wants to strive for something grander — being queen of the rabbits. Meanwhile, Madeline's still struggling with her family. She wants to save up for college but her parents keep spending her money!

Remarkably the solution to both of these problems is a cruise to the UK. More remarkably, the two parties end up on the same ship, though in two very different classes. Cruising brings out the worst in some and that certainly holds true for Mrs. Bunny and Madeline's mother.

There are some hilarious moments both on the ship and in England but the biting edge to the humor of the first book isn't present. My two favorite parts are when Madeline's family accidentally gets stuck in the British Museum due to a problem understanding someone's accent, and later the book signing that pits Polly Horvath aka "the translator" against J. K. Rowling aka "Old What's Her Name." ( )
  pussreboots | Sep 24, 2015 |
Madeleine and her hippie parents travel to England to run a candy shop. Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Bunny also travel to England, where Mrs. Bunny tries to weasel her way into the ranks of royalty. - See more at: http://parkridgelibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2323706035_lord_and_lady_bun... ( )
  erosenbe | Apr 4, 2014 |
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In this hilarious sequel to Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire!—that even includes a guest appearance by J. K. Rowling a.k.a. "Oldwhatshername"—Madeleine wants nothing more than to save money for college, but her impractical, ex-hippie parents are broke. When the family unexpectedly inherits a sweet shoppe in England that has the potential to earn serious profit, they see an answer to all their problems. . . . Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—formerly of the detecting persuasion—are looking for new professions, and Mrs. Bunny decides she would like to be Queen. Soon they, too, are headed across the pond. Brought to you by National Book Award-winning author Polly Horvath and illustrator Sophie Blackall, the adventures of Madeleine and the Bunnys are zanier than ever.

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