The Royal Rabbits of London by Santa & Simon Sebag Montefiore
This book is the most beautiful children’s book that I have seen this year. Just look at the cover! It’s gorgeous!
The inside is beautiful too…
“Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible – by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage!”
“Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and quietest of all of his family, his siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of rats and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it’s up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolical plot! The Royal Rabbits of London have a proud history of protecting the royal family and now the secret society need to leap into action to stop the rats… But can a rabbit as feeble and shy as Shylo convince them that Queen is in danger?”
The book is written by Santa and Simon Sebag Montefiore who are both globally renowned authors. This is their first ever collaboration and their first ever children’s book.
The story is charming and exciting and proves that even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero which is a lovely thing for young children to learn.
The book has lovely illustrations by Kate Hindley. They are black and white line drawings and they fit the tone of the story well.
The Royal Rabbits of London is destined to become a modern classic and a second book is coming next year. Century Fox has already bought the rights to the film and I look forward to seeing the book brought to the big screen.
This fascinating and beautiful book should be on the Christmas gift list for young readers this year!
Buy it from Amazon.co.uk or other good book shops.
We were sent this book for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.