Mutant Bunny Island

224p. HarperCollins. Nov. 2017. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9780062399120. POP
Gr 3–6—Skye concocts another far-fetched, imaginative plot in his latest middle grade novel, the first in a trilogy. To 10-year-old Perry Owens, the "Ocean Blasteroids" comic book series is more real than his actual life. He identifies with the hero, a squid named Admiral Uli, and sees evil newts everywhere. When he receives a comic with a coded message for help from his Uncle Zeke, Perry knows he must spring into action, an uncharacteristic decision since Perry rarely leaves the house. Happy that his son finally wants to experience a summer adventure, his tolerant father allows Perry to travel with two suitcases full of junk food to Bunny Island, where only healthy foods are allowed. Alas, Uncle Zeke is nowhere to be found, but the island is overrun with adorable rabbits. Seeking guidance from the wise words of Admiral Uli and strength from his illegal stash of salty snacks, Perry and two kids from the island figure out why people have been disappearing and how to foil the culprit. Each chapter begins with an excerpt of "Ocean Blasteroids."
VERDICT Kids who enjoy fast-paced books with unlikely, hyperactive heroes, and outlandish adventures will be amused.

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