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Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot: Adventures Of Molly Mavis Gumnut Paperback – May 13, 2011
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About the Author
Patricia Puddle is the author of Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy, Star-Crossed Rascals, Rascals Sing at The Opera House, and Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot. Patricia is also a member of a wildlife rescue in Australia and was inspired to write the bandicoot story after caring for an injured baby bandicoot that was attacked by a cat.
Top customer reviews
Molly is not a bad child. She is a strong willed, middle child who doesn’t seem to listen to authority figures. Once Moly decides something, she goes ahead full speed.
Molly rescues a bandicoot from her neighbor’s cat at the start of the story. Since it is a protected native animal she can’t adopt him. The rest of the story is about the adventures of Molly when she chooses not to follow the direction of adults.
This can be an enjoyable read with an early reader or a learning experience with an older child. The author has put much information about bandicoots in the story while keeping it fun. There are lessons to be learned about what happens when a young person does not listen to adults.
I have read several of Patricia Puddle’s books. I like the author’s style of writing in her young reader’s stories. I do not say children because she never seems to write down but communicates at a young person’s level (no matter what their chronological age may be.)
Determined to do what she feels is best for Furble, Molly constantly gets herself into trouble while she tackles numerous setbacks. She eventually kidnaps Furble from her grandmother. However, while seeking a safe home for the little bandicoot, events go horribly awry, putting both Furble and Molly in grave danger.
Molly is mischievous and laugh-out-loud funny, intelligent and compassionate, yet remains a normal child with normal child concerns and behavior. As an American, I loved reading about the Australian wildlife. I loved that this book is also educational, and that it emphasizes the importance of native animals in the environment. I thoroughly enjoyed this hilarious, well-written book. It had a wonderful plot, and was chock full of photos of a baby bandicoot and numerous other illustrations. This is a book that kids will read over and over.
I highly recommend this book - and if you've got kids, read it out loud with them! They will love Molly, and if Australian they will enjoy reading stories set in their own culture and climate, and if not Australian will enjoy learning more about that wonderful place.
She acts silly at times but she has a big heart. When she rescues the baby bandicoot, she goes all the way to make sure the bandicoot is safe and 'bulldoze' anyone else that comes in the way. Molly is sure to stir up you emotions deep inside. She'll make you smile, laugh,and sad. It's a must read for all adventurous kids and adults as well.
Molly tries to nurture Furble back to health but she's faced with setback after setback. She finally kidnaps Furble from her grandmother, the wild-life carer.
Well written. Funny. Great plot.
Kids will adore this book.