Fans of quirky, irreverent humour will squeal with delight at The Easter Bunny Invasion! For many, many years Mildred the Easter Bunny has delivered scrumptious Easter eggs to all the children of the world. But Foxington "Foxy" McFox - the foxiest fox in all of Foxtown - wants to get his paws on Mildred's wondrous flying egg factory, and turn Easter into a disaster! The Easter Bunny must seek help from Santa Claus, Clarence the Slug, and a great many others - will Mildred and her friends save the day, or will Foxy's bunny invasion take over the world? The Easter Bunny Invasion! is a great introduction to the bonkers mind of occasional author Clifford James Hayes. If you're not a frenzied, foaming-at-the-mouth fan of his books yet, you soon will be!
If you could sum up The Easter Bunny Invasion! in three words, what would they be?
I already have. In one. It's nuts. Mildred the Easter Bunny has her egg factory stolen by Foxy McFox, who causes havoc across the world by breeding billions of bunnies.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The two teenage bunnies are funny, due to their slacker attitude. Lots of characters, actually. Lots of silly accents and voices.
Which scene was your favorite?
Probably the dumping of the rabbits at the north pole.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It's dry humour - you find yourself sniggering at things. Like the elf doctor, who loves his giant slug.
Any additional comments?
It's quite long for a kid's book, and its best taken in chunks, I think. Much of the humor works for adults too, like the mystery of how the rabbits keep doubling in number every time you look away from them.