Caramel has enjoyed reading the adventures of animals living in and around Dimwood Forest. And he has already reviewed Ragweed, Poppy, Poppy and Rye, and Ereth’s Birthday for the book bunnies blog. Today he reviews Poppy’s Return, the next book in this series by Avi. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: Caramel, you just finished another Poppy book!
S: So what will you tell us about it?
C: This book is about Poppy who is going back to her childhood home, the Gray House. When she gets there, she sees there is trouble there.
S: Oh, that sounds serious.
C: Oh yes, it is. Poppy’s dad is sick and there is an ominous bulldozer outside, waiting to destroy the Gray House.
S: That is pretty scary. The mice who live in the Gray House are not used to living anywhere else, so they must be very worried, right?
C: Yes. Ereth the porcupine creates more problems though. He starts the bulldozer!
S: That is terrible! Okay, so there are many scary and dangerous things happening or about to happen.
C: Yes, but it is also very funny. Ereth says many funny things, some of the words are made-up I think. He is my favorite character.
S: I know you enjoyed reading Ereth’s Birthday, and it was partially because you like Ereth so much. Is he still as grumpy as before?
C: Yes he is. And maybe even more because Poppy left him behind. She did not want him to come with her. But he did follow her anyway.
S: Okay, we told our readers a lot already about the storyline. Let us talk about the book more generally. So what three words would you use to describe this book?
C: Adventurous, funny, and interesting.
S: Those are good words Caramel. So did you like the book?
S: I have not yet read this one. Do you think I should?
C: Yes. I think all bunnies should read it. If you liked the other Poppy books you will like this too.
S: I did enjoy all the other books, so okay, I will read this then. Thank you for the recommendation. Now there is one more book in the Dimwood Forest series. It is called Poppy and Ereth. I have a feeling you will want to read that one too.
C: I think so. I want to know what more adventures Poppy and Ereth will have together.
S: And the title tells us that they will definitely both be in the book.
C: So you should take this book now and start reading. I will get started with the other one.
S: That makes sense to me Caramel. So let us wrap up this review. What do you want to tell our readers?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunnies reviews!