Scrolling through my inbox, I found an email from Publishers Weekly that looked promising: a new book from two of my favorites, Jon Scieszka (the Trucktown books) and Mac Barnett (Extra Yarn)! Interested, I clicked through, and read this article about their newest book.
Summary: When no one remembers it’s Alex Bunny’s birthday, he takes matters into his own hands – transforming a run-of-the-mill sweet surprise birthday party story into an all-out birthday battle with pirates and ninjas.
Based on the summary, I’m reminded a bit of Melanie Watt’s Chester books, where Chester the cat (and his red marker) take over Melanie’s too-sweet mice story. As Chester is currently one of J&H’s favorite read-alouds, I’ll bet they’ll like Battle Bunny. Because let’s be honest: what 4 and 6 year old don’t like a story where the main character morphs into a pirate?
Looking forward to the release on October 22. Oh…and the book trailer is too fun: