Fuzz McFlops, by Eva Furnari
by Eva Furnari Published by Pushkin Children's Books
on 23rd April 2015 Format:
Fuzz McFlops is one of the most famous rabbit-writers in the land, but ever since his classmates teased him about his lopsided ears at school he's led a lonely life, writing sad stories such as The Withered Carrot. Now he's started receiving some scandalous, outrageous and rather eye-catching letters from one of his fans. Who is she? And why does Fuzz's funny, too-short ear start twitching every time he replies to her shocking notes?
As their correspondence continues, Fuzz McFlops begins to wonder where this tale is heading, and whether he might not discover a happy ending for once, after all...
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Review by Jodie, age 12
This book was a fun read. I think it is meant for younger children, maybe 8-year-olds, but the great thing about books for younger children is you can read them really quickly, which I like. And I’m sure people of all ages will like it.
I like books that look nice and this is a very nice-looking book with lots of colour and pictures and interesting designs. It also tells the story with lots of different kinds of writing – like recipes and songs and poems and postcards.
I also love how the bunny is like the writer in the story. So it’s like a rabbit autobiography! My favourite bit was the letters passing between Fuzz McFlops and his fan, Charlotte. They show that helpful honesty is better than happy lies. This is a good message and another thing I like is that this book tells people they should be proud to be different.
I have a couple of little negative things. This is just my opinion and some people may disagree but I think it would have been a bit better if the letters went on a bit longer because I really liked that part of the story. Also another one of my opinions was that I would have liked it to take longer before they met because I was enjoying them getting to know each other.
It all seemed to happen very fast at the end of the book. (I don’t want to tell you how because I would be spoiling the book for you and I think you should really read this book) but maybe this is what happens when you write a short book
Despite this little things, I liked this book very much, so I hope you buy it and read it and enjoy it as much as I did.