A few weeks ago, Caramel reviewed the first book in Aaron Blabey’s Bad Guys series. Then soon after that, he reviewed the second book in the series: The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable. Today he reviews the third book: The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back. As usual Sprinkles is taking notes and asking followup questions.
Sprinkles: So we just finished reading the book together. But you had read and reread the book several times before already. Why don’t you tell our readers a bit about this book Caramel?
Caramel: Sure. Do you remember what happened at the end of the second book?
S: Yes, but maybe you can remind our readers.
C: Ok. In the very end of the second book, we meet a guinea pig named Marmalade, and he is really angry at our bad guys for saving the chickens.
S: So let’s track back a bit. Who are our bad guys?
C: A shark, a wolf, a snake, a piranha, and a tarantula, who joined the team in the second book.
S: So these are animals that people are usually afraid of, and they usually are villains in stories. And in this series of books, they want to become good, and do good deeds. Right?
C: Actually, only the wolf wants to do that, at least in the first book. But then the others like the idea too, after they save the puppies there. And in the second book they save ten thousand chickens.
S: And this Marmalade is angry at them for saving the chickens?
C: Because the chicken farm was apparently his. And he is evil. He is a billionaire mad scientist, and is tired of people thinking he is cute and cuddly.
S: So he doesn’t want to be cute and cuddly anymore?
C: No. I don’t know why.
S: Well, that is kind of funny actually, right? The bad guys don’t want to be bad anymore and the cute cuddly animal doesn’t want to be cute and cuddly.
S: So what happens in this book? in the last one there was also a mysterious ninja. Does that ninja show up in this third book?
C: Well, actually the ninja did not really show up in the second book, only on the last page, they tell us there will be a mysterious ninja. And in this book she shows up.
S: She? The ninja is female? That’s cool!
C: Yes, she is awesome!
S: So what really happens in this book?
C: We learn that Marmalade (“that’s Dr. Rupert Marmalade to you!”) has plans to take over the world. He has a “secret weapon”.
S: And do we learn what this secret weapon is in this book?
C: Yes and no. We see them in this book but we learn how dangerous they are in the next book. Marmalade is trying to turn every single cute and cuddly animal into zombies!
S: Wow! That is not so nice, is it?
C: Nope. Marmalade is evil! All he cares about is having power.
S: So this book also ends in a cliffhanger then?
C: Sort of. So I will end my review with my usual words: Stay tuned for more book bunnies adventures!