Lena’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published: October 2012
Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner, illustrated by David Roberts, is the first book in the Wings & Co book series for children.
Mysteriously abandoned in a hatbox at Stansted Airport, Emily Vole gets adopted by the Dashwood’s who quickly realise that Emily does not fit their image of “project: child”. When Daisy Dashwood bears triplets, Emily is converted into the maid, childhood over. But then she gets to know the neighbour Miss String and her strange cat Fidget. And thus Emily’s adventures and the Fairy Detective Agency’s first case begin, with pink bunnies, an evil witch and a bunch full of moving golden keys.
This book was lovely, yet suspenseful. The illustrations really fit the quirky story, the Dashwood’s are irrestibly comic and unlikeable, and Emily is an adorable and strong heroine. There is a feeling of magic in the story, which I loved. And although the Dashwoods are the most uncaring parents when it comes to Emily, Daisy Dashwood still demonstrates the powers a mother will develop when her triplets are at stake.
If you are looking for a fun, exciting and slightly magical read for children look into this one!