Monday, March 21, 2011

A Fun MG read: Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies

I have been reading more MG lately, since I recently drafted a MG manuscript and wanted to see where it might fit in the different levels of MG available. I noticed the title of this one, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, by Andrea Beaty, and had to see what it was about. It's super cute! The humor is quirky and clever.

Fore example, the first chapter begins, "Chapter 1. MEANWHILE, in space.... The flaming meteor hurtled through the endless black void. Remember this. It's important later." The writing style made me smile nearly the whole way through. The book also has some comics included here and there, as well as funny illustrations.

The story pokes fun at horror movies the way The Hitchhiker's Guide does to science fiction. In fact, admirers of Fluffy Bunnies will most likley one day graduate to Douglas Adams and be right at home. Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies is shelved in the juvenile section of the library and Amazon lists it for grades 3-5. If you are looking for a fast, fun read and especially if you love or appreciate the history of terrible, cheesy horror and science fiction movies like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, you'll really enjoy this, whether you are a kid or not!

Also, I found a line that I think is priceless. When describing a terrible stench, Ms. Beaty writes, "It was the kind of smell that had the power to make unicorns weep." Awesome!!

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