Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath is beautifully weird and wacky, with thought-provoking undertones.
Madeline has always felt protective of her artistic hippie parents.
When they are kidnapped by a nefarious gang of foxes, though, she's not
quite sure where to turn. Fortunately for Madeline, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny
have recently embarked on a career as private eyes. Will these
well-meaning but inexperienced detectives be able to help Maddie rescue
The plot sounds farfetched, I know, but this is a
fun (if slightly surreal) read, and there are a lot of one-line zingers
that made me giggle. Fans of juvenile literature, particularly Horvath's
other works, will probably enjoy this book.
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)