#MeBookoftheMonth September 2018 - Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie
With a love for books and the joy of going to the local library, Emily Mackenzie draws inspiration from her own childhood memories of living in the rural part of Northumberland, where she had a lush pine forest behind her house. Elements of wild animals and nature can be seen in the storyline and illustrations, all of which hit home for Mackenzie.
As the Washington State Children's Choice Award Nominee 2019, this book is dedicated to book lovers and is a must read for all ages!
What is it about?
A rabbit who loves to read, loves learning new words, loves the smell of books, and loves getting lost in stories. What’s not to love?
But what happens when Ralfy the voracious reader starts stealing books from people’s houses? Well, now he has even more books to read! But, at what cost? One day, Arthur—the boy Ralfy has been stealing from—notices the missing books. Arthur tells everyone about Ralfy but nobody believes him... Will Ralphy be exposed? Will Arthur get his books back?
There’s only one way to find out!
We love it because...
There were little details in the book that made the narration of the story all the more richer. Books in Ralfy's world were adapted to our world, like “Around the Field in 80 Days” and “Hoppit”, and this thoughtful detail is sure to delight and tickle a classic book lover’s funny bone. Ralfy also wore a signature “I Love Books” tee every night as he went around looting books, which was funny considering this robber didn’t exactly dress the part.
This book teaches the value of honesty and a lesson to never steal books, or anything for that matter. It’s a great book to teach kids about what is morally right or wrong, and to spark discussions about Ralfy's actions.
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