Review of Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner

Operation Bunny is the first in a new series called ‘Wings and Co’ by Sally Gardner.

Emily Vole was adopted as a baby by Mr and Mrs Dashwood, a nasty and materialistic couple. When Mrs Dashwood gives birth to triplets, Emily is pushed to the side and made to do housework. It is one day when she is putting out the washing that Emily’s life changes forever. Emily is introduced to her neighbour Mrs String by a talking cat called Fidget. When Mrs String suddenly dies Emily finds, to the outrage of the Dashwoods, that she has inherited Mrs String’s house, a shop and a very unusual set of keys. With the evil fairy hating witch Harpella on her tail, Emily must find the shop, which is actually a fairy detective agency and release the fairies hidden inside.

In the battle of good versus evil, Emily is sent on her first Fairy Detective Agency case: Operation Bunny.

This is a fantastic story that had me laughing out loud in places. The characters are wonderful and diverse; Fidget is my favourite. Fidget has some wonderful phrases in the book, an example of which is on the back cover: ‘spot on the fishcake’. Operation Bunny is filled with lovely humorous touches like this and I didn’t want the story to end.

Gardner has vividly brought to life a magical world of talking cats and colourful bunnies. I can’t wait to read the next installment!

Thank you to Orion for sending us a copy to review

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