Book Review: The Princess in Black #3, by Shannon & Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham

cv_princess_in_black_hungry_bunny_hordeAvailable now in bookshops nationwide.

This is the third instalment in the Princess in Black series that I have previously raved about here and here. Once again the authors, illustrator and publisher don’t disappoint.

In Episode 3, Duff and his herd of goats are besieged by a horde of cute purple bunnies. The Princess in Black and her trusty horse come to save the day, but the Princess is bewitched by the ravenous bunnies and doesn’t know how to conquer them and their life-is-a-buffet attitude. Luckily Blacky the horse works out what to do – but will he be too late?

The story remains pacy and well written, the illustrations engaging and witty, and Candlewick Press has yet again treated their young readers with respect, printing in hardback, on high quality paper with full colour illustrations. I had the assistance of my book reviewing sidekick Yaya, newly turned six, with this review, so I will let her have the final word:

“It was really funny. I thought the bunnies were monster bunnies. Blacky saved the day with his super cute listening powers, and rescued the Princess in Black, as well as Duff and his goats. I thought this was as good as the other books.”

Yaya and I both hope the next book in the series comes out quickly – we’re looking forward to enjoying it and discussing it afterwards.

Recommended for readers 5+ (readers under the age of 7 may need to be read to/with, depending on their ability)

Reviewed by Rachel Moore and her sidekick Yaya

The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Published by Walker Books
ISBN 9780763665135

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