Read it Again: Operation Bunny (Wings and Co #1) by Sally Gardner

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I read Operation Bunny by myself and it ended up being one of my favorite middle grade novels of 2014.  You can’t read a book this fun and not share it with your kids, so I bought it for my daughter’s birthday and read it out loud to both of my kids at bedtime.

The book starts of fairly slow and it took my kids a couple of chapters to get into the story, but once they did, they were hooked!  My seven year old would hurry through the bath every night so we would have more time to read.  My five year old would try to coerce me into reading a chapter or two to her while her sister was at school.  They both refused to read anything else or listen to any picture books until we had finished Operation Bunny.  After we had finished reading for the night, the two of them would sit together and thumb through the book, looking at the illustrations, and making predictions about what might happen next.

If you’ve never heard of this book, don’t worry, you’re not alone.  It hasn’t received the attention it deserves, but it’s definitely high on my recommended list for kids ages 7 and up.  If you have a child that has moved on to chapter books, or you are looking for a great read aloud book, you will definitely want to check this one out!  It’s funny, smart, and very entertaining.  I plan on buying the second book to read to my kids as well.

Happy reading!

About the Book:

  • Age Range: 7 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 – 5
  • Series: Wings & Co. (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish (September 16, 2014)

Synopsis:

When Emily Vole inherits an abandoned shop, she discovers a magical world she never knew existed. And a fairy-hating witch, a mischievous set of golden keys, and a train full of brightly colored bunnies are just a few of the surprises that come with it.

With the help of a talking cat called Fidget and a grumpy fairy detective called Buster, it is up to Emily to save the fairies and get to the bottom of Operation Bunny.

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    Ms. Yingling
    March 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I'll take a look at this. So many fantasy books, and still so few of my students reading them!

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      reviewkidsbooks@gmail.com
      March 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      There are TONS of fantasy books out there. I wish there were some other options out there for middle grade readers. Regardless, Operation Bunny was a great book. My seven year old is currently rereading it by herself.

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    Charlie Anderson
    March 28, 2015 at 1:46 am

    I'm on a MG reading kick right now. They are so refreshing.

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    Tina at Mommynificent.com
    April 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Sounds like this one was a winner for your family! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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