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Thursday 5 March 2020

Review: Bumblebunnies Book 4: The Balloon

Graeme Base must be one of Australia’s most popular author-illustrators. Since his first book, Animalia, became an immediate best seller in 1986, his works have become must-haves for children’s bookshelves. 

Read about him in a Curly Questions interview with Kids Book review here.

His latest instalment in the Bumblebunnies series is as wonderful as his previous works. 

A sweet story about something that most children fear: popping balloons. 

Wuffle the puppy, Billington the duck and Lou the kitten generally ignore the white rabbits wo do nothing in their hutch while they have adventures in the yard. But panic sets in when a stray balloon lands on the roses. Lucky for them, the mysterious 

Bumblebunnies swoop down from the sky in time to save the day! The trio are clueless about the identity of the mysterious heroes, but the child can share in the joy of knowing the secret.

Each double page spread is wonderful, meticulously illustrated with a lush colour palette. As usual, Base’s books are a joy to look at. At twenty-four pages, this is shorter than most picture books. However, it is sure to delight its very young readers.

Title: Bumblebunnies Book 4: The Balloon
Author: Graeme Base
Illustrator: Graeme Base
Publisher: HarperCollins, $16.99
Publication Date: 1 February 2020 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781460754030
For ages:  3+
Type: Picture Book