The Railway Rabbits: Berry Goes to Winterland by Georgie Adams
|The Railway Rabbits: Berry Goes to Winterland by Georgie Adams|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Jo Heffer|
|Summary: Georgie Adams has written a series of entertaining books about the delightful Longears family, otherwise known as the Railway Rabbits. Barley, Mellow and their five little rabbits live in a burrow in the Ripple River Valley where there is lots to do and plenty of opportunities to get into trouble. My daughters and I first met these delightful characters in Wisher and the Runaway Piglet and we were very much looking forward to finding out what they would get up to in Berry Goes to Winterland.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 80||Date: October 2010|
|Publisher: Orion Children's Books|
In this story, the young rabbits are very excited when they see snow for the first time. They have great fun sliding, building snow rabbits and falling over. When it is time to go home though, they realise that Berry has disappeared and before long, a search party is set up.
Meanwhile, Berry is having a fine adventure involving a merry white bearded old man wearing a red suit and a sackful of toys that he mistakes for his brothers, sisters and friends. As he is not very careful though, he ends up in the sack too and is in danger of ending up as a small child's Christmas present. That is unless his friends and family can find him first.
My daughters really loved this entertaining story although they did think that Berry was very naughty to go wandering off on his own. The book is quite funny in places but also very exciting as you just don't know what is going to happen to Berry until the very end. The girls also love that at the front of the book there is a map so that they can trace Berry's route as he goes off on his adventures.
The characters are all quite charming and having already met them once, it felt as if we were reading about old friends. I am sure that by the time we have read the entire series, they will feel like part of the family! My five-year-old daughter loves reading about the same characters in different stories and remembering the things that they have already got up to.
The book is divided into seven short chapters which would make it an ideal story to read over a series of bedtimes, or for newly confident readers to read by themselves in short bursts. We like the fact that all of the chapters have titles so that when you finish reading one, you can start to anticipate what is going to happen in the next.
I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to The Bookbag.
Although this book is part of a series, it is also an enjoyable book in its own right. However, to fully appreciate this funny family and all the different characters, I would recommend reading Wisher and the Runaway Piglet first. We also enjoyed Nanny Fox by Georgie Adams and Selina Young.
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