Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit Riot


Mabel is outraged when her older sister, Meg, is given a ‘real life rabbit’ on her birthday. Surely everyone knows that Mabel is ‘keener on pets than anyone else in [her] house’? Thereafter, why is Meg being given birthday money and the opportunity to spend it on her birthday? Will Mabel keep her cool? Could time with Henry the rabbit be just what’s needed?

Mabel doesn’t want time with tooth fairies, particularly when she’s asleep. Tooth fairies must break into houses to retrieve teeth. Mabel doesn’t like that idea. What lengths will she go to to deny them access?

Mabel wants access to Elsa Kavinsky’s garden sprinkler however! She’s prepared to play princesses and put up with slippery spaghetti for a chance to enjoy this treat. However is Elsa as willing to share her mighty water feature with a friend well down her ranking?

‘Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit Riot‘ offers a trio of really satisfying stories to newer readers that Bookwagon recommends highly. We can hear Mabel’s voice and realise her fears, urgencies and strategies. For the (tooth fairy money), I’d rather play Mabel’s spying game, or race through sprinklers any day, than play princesses!



Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit Riot

Ruth Quayle and Julia Christians

(Nosy Crow)

Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit Riot is the first of three stories in this superb new chapter book. Mabel says that ‘pets are [her] favourite subject of conversation’. Furthermore she asserts that ‘pets are better than sleepovers and ice cream‘. So when Mabel’s sister Meg gets a ‘true-life rabbit’ for her birthday, Mabel is outraged!
Could Meg be the answer to Mabel’s prayers, in the second story? Mabel’s convinced that tooth fairies ‘break into other people’s houses’ to collect teeth. Therefore Mabel’s prepared to resist the lure of cash, to deny the would- be burglars entrance to her house. What will work?  Sticky tape possibly, but thereafter, could it be an older sister?
The third story is irresistible, almost as irresistible as garden sprinklers on a summer’s day. What must Mabel do to ensure an invitation to Elsa Kavinsky’s house? It seems like she has the biggest garden and the biggest sprinkler. While Mabel’s parents insist their garden is too small and the paddling  pool must suffice, Mabel’s stuck. Will it really take endless games of princesses for Elsa to invite her to play?
Bookwagon is delighted to welcome this title to our early chapter book corner. The stories are My Happy Life fresh and appealing, with a heroine reminiscent of Jeanie of the Bad Nana Older Not Wiser series. Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit Riot is a really satisfying reading choice!


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