Holly Jayne, Treehouse Friends (Bunnygirl), Berbay Publishing, March 2022, 32 pp., RRP $25.99 (hbk), ISBN 9780645069679
Bea loves bunnies, cute things, and her best friend Woofs. In their second adventure together, they discover a treehouse in the park with a mysterious inhabitant. Why has nobody ever met him before? As it turns out, he’s not especially comfortable around strangers and needs a little encouragement to make new friends. With the help of her animal friends and an invitation to the world’s best movie night, James and Bunnygirl are on track to being the greatest of friends of all!
Holly Jayne, writer and illustrator, partnered with publishers Berbay Publishing, who have become renowned for bringing to life wonderfully quirky tales, and Bunnygirl Treehouse Friends is no exception. Just as in Bea’s first adventure, the book embraces the distinctly kawaii feel of the author and illustrator’s style to create something that looks like nothing else on the shelf.
Bunnygirl is part comic book, part picture book and more overwhelmingly pink than anything young readers will ever hope to come across in the comic book section of the bookstore. For this reason, Bunnygirl Treehouse Friends is a great gateway book into the very relevant and up and coming comic book world that may be the perfect literary companion for reluctant readers.
Bunnygirl is nothing but an overwhelmingly good, lovely, fun, and quirky read for children with a great message of kindness.
Reviewed by Geni Kuckhahn