This past Easter my girls and I were fortunate enough to receive a copy of Francine and the Super Pet Spy Bunny from Dea Lenihan, creator of the Out of This World Tales series.
Dea is a very talented author and artist who has previously written one of Sarah and Emily’s favorite kids books, The Moon is No Place for a Ghost. It goes without saying that they ate this one right up and even used it for a book report for school. I should mention that Sarah got an A on it and Emily a B. Both girls were very proud and pleased with their projects.
One of the really cool things the girls loved about this book was that it featured pages meant for coloring. Now how awesome it that? It was a pain to get them to stop coloring when it came time for bed and for Sarah to read to us as part of her book report.
The story centers around a little girl named Francine, and her best friend Brendan. They live in Lemon County, and like all kids they wish for and dream of big candy treats on Easter. But the book’s hook says it all, “Be careful what you wish for this Easter. You might be lucky enough to get it.” That’s where Super Pet Spy Bunny enters the picture.
Super Pet Spy Bunny is the newest spy designed by Robotics And Technology, aka RAT. Bunny is supposed to be exactly what he sounds like, but a wifi mix up in Lemon County transmits her spoken wishes, and those of her fellow residents, to RAT. Bunny picks up the wishes and interperts them as mission perameters and embarks on a quest to do the Easter Bunny’s job in a bigger and better way.
Bunny escapes and is soon pursued by Agents B1 and B2, who believe that Francine has somehow manipulated Super Pet Spy Bunny for her own “fiendish” means. What follows is a fun, light hearted tale of a girl that ends up with proof of the Easter Bunny’s existence, a town overrun with sweets, and two well-meaning but seemingly clueless agents on the hunt for the Super Pet Spy Bunny.
I’m giving this tale 5 stars not because I loved it, but because Sarah and Emily really loved it.
When asked what she thought about Francine and the Super Pet Spy Bunny, Sarah had this to say, “It was really good. Can we get a bunny? I want to get one and name it Super Pet Spy Bunny.”
And Emily had this to say about it, “I really, really really liked it. But Sarah won’t share it with me. That makes me mad.” Emily then proceeded to turn green, grow muscles, and yell at Sarah to share.
If you have kids and want something fun to read with them then this is the book for you. It can be found at Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle. If you want to follow Dea on twitter, the can be found as @penelopecrowe. I hope you get Francine and the Super Pet Spy Bunny and enjoy it was much as we have. My thanks to Dea for providing us with a copy and to you for reading this review.