Friday, August 20, 2010

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies by Andrea Beaty

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:
When Joules and Kevin Rockman’s parents drop them off at Camp Whatsitooya on their way to an International Spamathon, the twins expect a summer of marshmallows, campfires, and canoe trips. What they do not expect is to defend the earth from an invasion of sugar-addicted, murderous, seven-foot-tall rabbits from another galaxy. Happily, the Rockman twins, veteran watchers of the Late, Late, Late Creepy Show for Insomniacs, are unusually well-prepared for dealing with monstrous beings from outer space. If only their fellow campers were so lucky.

Andrea Beaty, author of several very funny picture books and a mysterious novel, here reaches new heights of hilarity and verbal dexterity in a novel sure to become a camp—ba-dum-dum—classic.
Review:

There's not many words that would accurately describe Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies besides bizarre, yet it's a book that I can totally see being eaten up by middle grade readers, especially boy ones, everywhere because I also have to admit it's quite funny and original.

As Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies begins Joules and Kevin Rockman are expecting one boring week at the summer camp were their parents are drooping them of at. Though, the one good thing about is that they won't have to go to the annual spam festival with their spam-fanatic parents, but as it turns out this week will prove to unforgettable, because also at the camp are crazed, fluffy bunnies from another planet who only have on thing in mind- human domination. Now it's up to Joules, Kevin, and their new friend to stop these fluffy bunnies before it's too late.

This novel was a very quick read and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of it because it proved be humorous and always have a new twist that changed everything. I especially liked the fact that it included comic panels to tell parts of the story, as well as ads for different objects. As mentioned before, the premise of this was kick-butt and the execution was even more so, because when Andrea's writing was mixed together with Dan's drawings, it ended up becoming one un-put-a-down-able read.

While the characters were not the most developed ones out there, they still were ones that I knew enough about to enjoy reading about their adventures. Also, I feel that they were ones who most middle grade readers would be able to find someone to relate to out of the mix.

In all, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies was a cute and funny read that I enjoyed.

Grade: C+


Source: Publisher. Thanks, Amulet!

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