21 October 2016

Little 1 reads...The Royal Rabbits of London

There is a brand new book out now and it is sure to become a favourite tale that you will want to hand down and read over and over.

We recently received a copy of a new book; The Royal Rabbits of London by Santa and Simon Sebag Montefiore and I have to say, I love it, let alone the Little Ones.

When I opened the little hardbacked A5 sized package that had landed on our doorstep I thought how beautiful it was. A Royal and Navy blue hand illustrated cover with gold coloured writing and rabbits dressed in finery and coats.

''-Shylo has always been the runt of the litter. Weak and shy, he is constantly teased by his sibling. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of rats who are plotting against the Queen, it's up to this unlikely hero to travel all the way to London and inform the Royal rabbits about the diabolical plan!

-The Royal Rabbits of London have a proud history of protecting the Royal Family and now the secret society need to leap into action to stop the rats...''

Written by Santa and Simon Sebag Montefiore who are both globally renowned authors. This book is their first collaboration and their first novel for children. The book is illustrated by leading illustrator Kate Hindley.

The pencil drawn illustrations really make this book, they are majestic and at the same time set the feel of the story while putting the character descriptions to life. I really like them.

We started off reading this book to Little 1 who wanted to know all about Shylo and the Ratzis as well as the Royal Rabbits, after a few bedtimes we had reached the part where it began to get interesting and after saying good night to her I snuck the book out of her room as I had to know what happened. I ended up reading it right through to the end, all 172 pages of it!!

Little 1 and I enjoyed reading this book together and both said we would like to read it again sometime. I think it is one of those stories that you could re read without tiring of it and with the lovely gold and blue cover will be one you want to pass down.

The second book in the series is due out in the autumn 2017 and I think we just might look out for it.

N.B We were gifted our copy of the book for the purpose of this review however all opinions are our own.

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