#MGTakesOnThursday / Curse of the School Rabbit

curse-school-rabbitBook: The Curse of the School Rabbit (2019)
Author: Judith Kerr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Lower MG, Contemporary

Rating: 4 stars

This book in three words…

Humour, Pets, Family

Favourite Sentence from Page 11…

Then Dad said, “He won’t like me being taller than him,” and Uncle Mike said, “Well, most people are taller than Gordon Strong, but it might be a good idea for you crouch down a bit, so that it won’t be so noticeable.”

My thoughts on this book…

This lower middle-grade book revolves around a classroom pet (a rabbit in this case) who comes to stay at the home of Tommy and his sister Angie. Actually, the rabbit comes from Angie’s classroom; Tommy can’t stand the rabbit. But guess who has to take care of the rabbit? If you guessed Tommy, you are absolutely correct!

The rabbit causes all sorts of headaches. And not just for Tommy. Tommy’s dad and uncle are trying to get the famous actor, Gordon Strong, to hire Tommy’s dad for his next movie. But the rabbit does help matters. Tommy’s pretty sure that rabbit carries a curse!

The only odd thing about this book is that there are no chapters. I really think it could have benefitted from chapter divisions. There are lots of pictures, though. And lots of run-on sentences! But those sentences fit in very nicely with Tommy’s first-person narration.

Overall, it was a delightful book.


This post is part of a challenge to celebrate middle-grade books. For more information, go to: https://bookcraic.blog/2020/07/23/mg-takes-on-thursday-8/

How to take part…

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence.
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

 

6 thoughts on “#MGTakesOnThursday / Curse of the School Rabbit

  1. This sounds like a neat book! How strange that it has no chapters! This book reminds me of a book called Finally by Wendy Mass, which involves a murderous pet rabbit (mostly for comedic effect). Thanks for the great review!

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