Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar – written and illustrated by Emily MacKenzie

51s0oul-xlWanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar – written and illustrated by Emily MacKenzie, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 9781681192208, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  picture book

What did you like about the book?  Ralfy is a cute bunny that loves to read more than he likes carrots! He makes a list of his books, he categorizes them, and organizes them.  Soon though, this isn’t enough.  He starts to sneak into people’s houses to read them and then one thing leads to another- he starts to steal them!  He soon gets caught and finds out that he can get as many books as he wants at… the library!

This is a sweet book about the love of reading.  Libraries are such awesome places to get your fill of reading (and other things) and should be discovered!  The illustrations on the pages are so full and engaging and Ralfy and the other bunnies are the cutest!

Anything you didn’t like about it? nothing

To whom would you recommend this book?  I recommend this book to kids who love to read. Ralfy can’t help his love of reading but is shown how best to channel it. Some read-a-likes are “Duncan, The Story Dragon” by Amanda Driscoll and “The Library Gingerbread Man” by Dotti Enderle.

Who should buy this book? children’s libraries and elementary schools

Where would you shelve it?  juvenile picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:  Laureen Cutrona, Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA

Date of review:  November 10, 2016

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