Shortlisted for the Manitoba Young Readers'' Choice
Award and selected as an OLA Best Bet for 2012
Madeline''s parents have gone missing. Her only clues? A note
tacked on the fridge from someone called The Enemy, a file card
covered in a squiggly secret code, and dozens of red eyes staring
out the blackened windows of a car she saw speeding down her
driveway. And Madeline could swear the driver was a fox . . .
Luckily, Madeline encounters two bunnies who have decided to
take up detective work (detectives get to wear fedoras) and are
willing to come to her aid — pro bono. And if
her parents'' kidnappers are foxes, who better than rabbit
detectives to sniff them out?
Together, Madeline and Mr. and Mrs. Bunny confront evil foxes, a
marmot named The Marmot, and the dreaded Bunny Council to solve the
Case of the Missing Parents. Here is a madcap, hilarious romp that
is also a touching story about family and trust. Written by Mrs.
Bunny,* translated from the Rabbit by multi-award-winning author
Polly Horvath, and beautifully illustrated by Sophie Blackall,
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny — Detectives Extraordinaire!
is a book that kids will both laugh over and love.
* Mrs. Bunny lives in Rabbitville in the Cowichan Valley on
Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She is married to Mr. Bunny and
has twelve children. This is her first book.
Polly Horvath is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing
today. Her books include The Canning Season
(winner of the
National Book Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award),
Everything on a Waffle
(a Newbery Honor Book, an ALA
Notable Book and winner of the Mr. Christie''s Book Award and the
Sheila A. Egoff Children''s Literature Prize), The Trolls
(a National Book Award finalist), My One Hundred
(a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a
Booklist Editors'' Choice, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children''s Book
of the Year and winner of a NAPPA Gold Award and the Sheila A.
Egoff Children''s Literature Prize), and Northward to the
(an Oprah''s Book Club Kids'' Reading List selection and
winner of a Parents'' Choice Gold Award). Her most recent book is
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire!
Sophie Blackall received the Ezra Jack Keats Award for New
Talent. She is the illustrator of Big Red Lollipop, a
New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Meet Wild
Boars, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon selection; Summer Is
Summer; Edwin Speaks Up; and others. A native of
Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.