Challenge #11 ~ “A book with fewer than 2,018 ratings.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My opinion in three sentences:
I absolutely loved this book, and I don’t think I can recommend it enough. Wed Wabbit was exactly the sort of book I would have loved as a child, was jam-packed with adventure and well-written to boot! It is, however, very much a case of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, which gives it a juvenile and immature feel in all the wrong ways.
(Without spoiling anything) the best bit:
The plotline was something I hadn’t really come across before and it was nice to have such a refreshing idea written so well. Both my mum and my sister have read the book too and it really is an adventure-for-all-ages-and-interests kind of plot that is perfect for children. I’ve been recommending it left, right and centre.
A warning for the book:
The marketing for the book just isn’t right in my opinion. It is a book for children, don’t get me wrong, but both the blurb and cover present it very much as an immature kind of book. They both put me off, making me think it would be filled with unnecessary baby-ish language, talking animals based in reality and childish humour, but Evans actually crafts this beautiful tale with none of these things. Let me say, I cannot wait for a different cover to be released, because I strongly dislike this one!
Recommended for fans of:
- The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
- The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
- The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Beil