Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville, book review

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Title: Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville
by: Robert Vescio
illustrated by: Cheri Hughes
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing

Something VERY valuable is buried in Bunnyville and it’s not what the bunnies think…

Barnaby is a bunny with BIG dreams.
He wants a lush, green Bunnyville filled with fruit and vegetables. But the mayor won’t agree.

Barnaby comes up with a clever plan to help the other bunnies discover where the real treasure is kept!

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Author, Robert Vescio, has created a wise character in his picture book, Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville. Barnaby is a bunny who likes to think. He is also a bit of a rebel, in the kindest of ways as he doesn’t accept the mayor’s view that bunnies don’t plant, they only dig.

And of course, with a thinking bunny comes a planning bunny and a map. A map with a clever plan. One might think it is a manipulative plan, but nevertheless, Barnaby has manipulated the manipulator – all for a good cause.

Barnaby manages to turn the plain grasslands of Bunnyville into a land filled with fruit and vegetables, right under the mayor’s nose. He then delivers a speech about the growing treasures of the earth and the mayor is mightily impressed.

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Illustrator, Cheri Hughes, has created colourful double spread pictures to complement Robert’s story. The eye catching colours will keep children’s eyes glued to the pages as they listen to, or read, the story that unfolds. Watch out for a beetle on each of the pages with Barnaby. It is always up to something and has a story of its own. Another illustration point to investigate the end pages of the book. Cheri has illustrated all sorts of seeds from Barnaby’s collection.

Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville is a wonderful tale of thinking outside of the box. The story clearly shows a problem and the planning to overcome the problem. The book fits perfectly into studying seeds and how to grow them.

Purchase a copy of ‘Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville’: http://www.bigskypublishing.com.au/Books/Children/Barnaby-and-the-Lost-Treasure-of-Bunnyville-HB/1145/productview.aspx

Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville

Title: Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville
by: Robert Vescio
illustrated by: Cheri Hughes
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 9781925275643 (hardback)
ISBN: 9781925275612 (paperback)
Category: children’s
Pages: 32 pages hardback

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Reviewed by Julieann Wallace
(Dip T, B. Ed, Author, Illustrator, Tea Ninja, Cadbury Chocolate Annihilator)
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