From School Library Journal
Grade 2–4—"I am Willy," proclaims a spacesuit-clad rabbit as he steps out of his carrot-shaped ship and into Hercules Smith's backyard. "Willy?" asks Hercules. "Willy happy to meet you," is the reply, and the first in an overabundance of groan-inducing jokes. The other half of the hyper and sappy Wuv Bunnies is Gwaad, as in "Gwadd to meet you!" They are determined to help Hercules save the Earth from enemy Funny Bunnies. Big Bad Bunny (B3), the Funny Bunny leader, puts his invasion in motion by planning to turn Hercules's classmates into carrots. He is ultimately thwarted by the boy's well-timed caramel throw into B3's mouthful of braces. Additional attempts at quirkiness, such as having one chapter written in the Wuv Bunny language "prin1Xtsh" and another solely composed of "HAs!" come off as filler. The use of footnotes as glib asides, the standard cartoon artwork, and even the sense of awareness and revelry at how bad the jokes are show that there is nothing new here.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library
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About the Author
Ethan Long is a beloved children's animator, writer, and illustrator whose work includes illustrations for the popular Riot Brothers books by Mary Amato. Find out more about Ethan on his website at www.ethanlong.com.
David Elliott is the author of several children's books, including the New York Times best-selling "And Here's to You!" Of his side-splitting "Hazel Nutt," "Alien Hunter," School Library Journal praised, "There is plenty of wordpaly...and general hilarity all around." Visit his website at www.davidelliottbooks.com.