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Thursday, 21 April 2011

The Railway Rabbits Fern and the Dancing Hare by Geogie Adams

Meet the Railway Rabbits! Join the irrepressible Longears family as they get in and out of scrapes, meet new friends, and perform daring rescues. But Burdock the buzzard and the terrifying Red Dragon, are always on the lookout for naughty rabbits who stray too far from home...When timid Fern finds a shiny hare-shaped brooch, she's sure there's something special about it. Wisher is too, and together they set off to uncover the mystery. Heartwarming, hilarious, with Anna Currey's charming illustrations, this is a brilliant new animal adventure series from a best selling children's author.

A lovely story for children about a family of rabbits who were going on an adventure to meet their grandparents and stay the night in their burrow. To get to their burrow, they had to cross a big field and get to the castle, a journey which could lead them into the path of many predators.

The story tells of their adventure to their grandparents, an ancient folklore and Fern's determination to find the dancing hare.

The story was well told and accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Anna Currey. The illustrations were pencil sketches and made me think of peter rabbit and watership down, real rabbits, not cartoony.

Animal lovers will love this series of books. This is the third in the series, but there are three more planned for release in the next few months.

I would recommend this for readers age 7+ although it is a perfect book for adults to share a chapter with younger children at bedtime.

Thank you to Orion Books for sending me this book to review.

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