Ralfy CoverEmily Mackenzie
(Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

Ralfy is a rabbit like no other. While his friends dream of tender lettuce and crunchy carrots, he can only think about books. Books, books, books. He just can’t get enough of them. Unfortunately his obsession is out of control and has led him to turn to crime: he has begun to steal books from people’s homes to quench his thirst for stories! But when he steals Arthur’s favourite book, the little boys takes it upon himself to change the rabbit’s ways. And he knows just the perfect place for it …

Full of humour, with a lovable rogue for a hero Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar  is sure to be a great hit with intended audiences. The dynamic  artwork with beautifully vivid colours allows the story to remain fun an never preachy despite a thoughtful and genuine message about the importance of libraries. Ralfy could be any book-loving child whose parents cannot keep up with their insatiable need for books. This book oozes love for libraries and as we all know, they need all the love they get at the moment. What is a great about this book also is that Ralfy portrays reading as being pretty cool indeed, and a particularly lovely touch is that Ralfy takes notes of what he has read, something I have always encouraged my own bookworms to do and hopefully this will enthuse little readers to do the same:


Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar is a wonderful début from Emily MacKenzie with a great feel good message about the wonders of reading and libraries. A great addition to any children’s home library!


You can download a fun Ralfy Rabbit activity pack here



And now a FABULOUS giveaway! NOW CLOSED

WANTED! Have you seen Ralfy Rabbit?

To celebrate the publication of  the gorgeous Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar   which publishes this Thursday, Bloomsbury is running a digital hunt for #RalfyRabbit. Every day from Monday 12th January until Friday  16th January a blogger will be hiding a different Ralfy image somewhere on their blog. All you have to do is find the image and tweet to be in with a chance win an exclusive Ralfy prize.

Today it is with great pleasure that I open the hunt! So, where might Ralfy Rabbit be?
Here are two clues:

* Regular readers will know my interest in picture books depicting books, reading and libraries, which is why I love Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar. Ralfy is hidden in a review for a book which offers another ode to libraries.
* The book also features animals, and its protagonist is the  big, brown, and furry sort.

Once you have found Ralfy Rabbit, you need to share the image on twitter tagging @kidsbloomsbury and @librarymice along with ‘I found #RalfyRabbit

The prize is an ‘I love books’ kit that includes:  Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar book, mug, t-shirt, sticker sheet and signed print!
You can only enter once per day, and your entry only counts if you have the right image for the right day.

Please submit your entry by 5pm on each day.


The other participating blogs are:  

Tuesday 13th January Fiction Fascination
Wednesday 14th January Wondrous Reads
Thursday 15th January  Book Sniffer
Friday 16th January Playing by the Book

On January 19th, Bloomsbury will announce the five winners via Twitter! There’s one winner for each day. The hunt is open internationally.

Still have questions? Tweet @KidsBloomsbury.