The Invisible Bunny (Molly's Magic) by Holly Webb
|The Invisible Bunny (Molly's Magic) by Holly Webb|
|Category: Confident Readers|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: A good early reader (or bedtime story book) for girls of five and above who like magic and animals. Definitely recommended.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 96||Date: February 2009|
Molly can talk to animals and in the Molly's Magic series we hear all about her adventures with the animals which come to her father's veterinary surgery. In The Invisible Bunny Snowdrop the rabbit is behaving very oddly. He has the hiccups and as if this wasn't bad enough, he keeps disappearing. Molly has to find him before Albert the magician, his owner, returns. This is the third book in the series and each can be read without having read any of the others.
This is a lovely book for the emerging reader of five years and above and particularly for girls who love magic and animals. There's adventure, as Molly (at seven years old she's a lovely roll model for young girls) has to use her wits to find Snowdrop before Albert returns. The wonderful setting of the farm where Molly lives is also home to her father's veterinary surgery and all the staff and animals there. There's a story which is well constructed and keeps you wondering quite how Molly is going to solve the problem and a very satisfying ending.
The book is short enough to give the emerging reader the confidence of having a book under her belt without it being too much of a trial. There are six chapters averaging out at about twelve pages each and this is probably just about the right length for a new reader. The vocabulary is challenging and never patronising but there are plenty of clues to help along the way. The font is large enough to be clear and there are regular line drawings which break up the pages.
There are four books in the series – and rather a lot of pages devoted to advertising other books by Holly Webb at the back of the book - but Scholastic are to be commended for the lack of cliff hangers which force parents into buying more books - or marketing for the inevitable merchandise.
I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to The Bookbag.
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