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 Mutant Bunny Island
 Author: Skye, Obert

 Illustrator: Vieira, Eduardo

 Publisher:  Harper
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 200 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 823634 ISBN: 9780062399120
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Rabbits -- Fiction
 Islands -- Fiction
 Vacations -- Fiction
 Animal genetic engineering -- Fiction
 Uncles -- Fiction

Price: $17.21

For the first book of the series, Geeky ten-year-old Perry Owens travels to a strange vacation destination, Bunny Island, in search of his missing uncle, only to make a hare-raising discovery.

Mutant Bunny Island, #1

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 194530

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/15/17)
   School Library Journal (09/01/17)
   Booklist (10/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 Gr 3–6—Skye concocts another far-fetched, imaginative plot in his latest middle grade novel, the first in a trilogy. To 10-year-old Perry Owens, the "Ocean Blasteroids" comic book series is more real than his actual life. He identifies with the hero, a squid named Admiral Uli, and sees evil newts everywhere. When he receives a comic with a coded message for help from his Uncle Zeke, Perry knows he must spring into action, an uncharacteristic decision since Perry rarely leaves the house. Happy that his son finally wants to experience a summer adventure, his tolerant father allows Perry to travel with two suitcases full of junk food to Bunny Island, where only healthy foods are allowed. Alas, Uncle Zeke is nowhere to be found, but the island is overrun with adorable rabbits. Seeking guidance from the wise words of Admiral Uli and strength from his illegal stash of salty snacks, Perry and two kids from the island figure out why people have been disappearing and how to foil the culprit. Each chapter begins with an excerpt of "Ocean Blasteroids." VERDICT Kids who enjoy fast-paced books with unlikely, hyperactive heroes, and outlandish adventures will be amused.—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 10/01/2017 A plea for help from his favorite uncle, Zeke, sends fifth-grader Perry arrowing, like his comics hero Admiral Uli the squid, to the rescue. Arriving on Rabbit Island with two suitcases full of snacks (because the remote resort is proudly “100% junk food–free”), Perry finds herds of excruciatingly adorable bunnies underfoot but Zeke, and many other residents, mysteriously vanished. More mysterious still, following a sudden rush from the uncommonly delicious juice made from the huge purple carrots in his uncle’s garden, he sees everyone else around him growing long ears and patches of fur. Could this be the work of evil newts, Admiral Uli’s longtime nemeses? Skye douses his surreal caper with nautical one-liners (“It’s always darkest before the prawn”), and Vieira adds graphic depictions of Admiral Uli’s battles with slimy foes between select chapters. The villain turns out not to be an amphibian after all, and following a melodramatic climactic melee, Perry saves the day and gets a hero’s sendoff. Ink-credible! - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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