Absolutely superb concept, brilliantly executed by Jeanne Willis and brought to life by the illustrative style of Tony Ross. This is collaboration perfection.
A little Bun AKA Fluff. E. Jumper, has a bad school report which isn't that bad really. In an attempt to lessen the blow to his parents and ultimately the fall out bestowed upon him, he takes matters into his own paws and writes them a letter...
He lets them know he has run away from home and as a result his little life has taken a turn for the worse. He goes on to outline exactly how he and his life have changed. He joined the Hell Bunnies, changed his name to 'Big Bad Bun' and things went downhill from that point on...he is no longer vegetarian, dyed his tail, NEVER washes his whiskers, stays up late, rides a motorbike without a helmet but worst of all...he had his ear pierced...and this is only the beginning!...SO there are far worse things in life than a bad school report, aren't there! The conclusion is delightful and brought a tear to my eye.
Height 11" 28cm
Width 9 ½ 24cm
Depth less than ¼" 3mm
Perhaps if for a child, the concept of a school report and why Bun wrote the letter needs to be understood to fully appreciate this story. My little one enjoyed me reading this and looking at the pictures for now. This copy is for a growed uppy person. I shall buy another to keep for when mine is a little older. This would be a perfect gift for someone with school age children, working in education, teenagers, post reception age children or the young at heart...in fact almost anyone! I absolutely and completely highly recommend this book.