Mutant Bunny Island

Obert Skye, illus. by Eduardo Vieira. Harper, $12.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-06-239912-0
A comics-loving boy travels to an island full of bunnies (but completely lacking in junk food) in Skye’s joyfully wacky tale. Ten-year-old Perry Owens loves the Ocean Blasterzoids comics his uncle Zeke sends him, and he tries to model himself after Admiral Uli, a heroic squid who fights evil newts. In reality, Perry is friendless, living with his single father and spending most of his time reading at home. When Zeke sends a note with the latest comic asking for help, Perry packs a suitcase of junk food and flies from Ohio to Bunny Island. After discovering that his uncle has vanished, Perry befriends locals Rain and Juliet, who help him uncover the plot behind his uncle’s disappearance and the greater danger that faces the island. Filled with Admiral Uli’s wisdom and aquatic puns (“When things look dark as ink, always suck it up and get kraken”) and interspersed with comics excerpts drawn by Vieira (not seen by PW), this goofy, mile-a-minute romp is a boatload of fun. Ages 8–12. Author’s agent: Laurie Liss, Sterling Lord Literistic. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 09/18/2017
Release date: 11/01/2017
Genre: Children's
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