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When Bunnies Turn Bad

When Bunnies Turn Bad
by Philip Ardagh


Shortlisted

So far we have received 68 reviews of When Bunnies Turn Bad. You can read them below.

Kallan from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

The reason why I gave this book this mark is because the book
was good enough to get me in the mood but my friends said that
is was funny so then I really wanted to read it but when I did
it wasnt as funny as I thought it would be.

Marks out of 10: 7

Katie from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I like the beginning of the book because it started in a
different way to other books, I have read before. My favourite
charater was Jilly Cheeter because she is a werid child and she
hangs down like a bat. Also it is a funny and adventurous
book.

Marks out of 10: 7

Isobel from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

This book was really funny I laughed my socks off!!!!!!:c)

Marks out of 10: 10

Lucy from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I thought that this book was incredibly funny. I liked that bit
at the begining that the writer wanred that two of the
characters would not be in it but then at the actual start of
the story he said that he was lying and that the two characters
were actually in the book. I read this book in five days. I
really enjoyed this book! Thank you, Philip Ardagh, for writing
this creative comedy!!!

Marks out of 10: 9

louise from Year 5, Adwick Park Junior School:

at first it did bring my attention but then as i got into it i
started to find it boring. it isnt my type of genre really.

Marks out of 10: 2

abbie from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

i thought this book was funny .it was good to read if i had the
chance to read it again i would :)

Marks out of 10: 10

cameron from Year 6, Windhill Primary School:

it the bast book aver

Marks out of 10: 10

Jessica from Year 7, Danum Academy:

hilarious!this book is funny.it was an unputdownable.it was
slightly childish but perfect if you want a silly quick read.

Marks out of 10: 9

megan from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

It was so fuuny the best part was when he was sittin on the
lowes branch whith one of the manual org's wigs on.

Marks out of 10: 10

megan from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

it was so funny the best bit was when he wore that wig

Marks out of 10: 10

Nicole from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This is not a type of book I would usually read very often
so I didn't like it that much. I only read up to
chapter 7 because it took a long time to get into the
book and the first couple of chapters were a bit boring.
Plus the book didn't start to get a bit interesting until
chapter six so that's why i give this book a 8 out of 10 !!

Marks out of 10: 8

David from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

I really liked the names of all the characters, because they
were silly and funny. For example-Mayor Flabby Gomez is the
plump mayor of Grubtown, who NEVER stops eating.
What will Jilly Cheeta and her friend Mango Claptrap do when
the bunnies turn bad? Read this "laugh until your sides split"
book to find out...

Marks out of 10: 8

Daneka from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

I like the beginning of the book because it started in a
different way to other books, I have read before. My favourite
charater was Jilly Cheeter because she is a werid child and she
hangs down like a bat. Also it is a funny and adventurous
book.
I laughed all the way through!!! :)
I can't wait till his next one!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Eleanor Davies from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is soo silly. When it was advertised in my old[really
old,100 yrs old in fact] school, Woodlands Primary School, I
never dreamed of reading them at all! My favourite charecter
has to be Jilly Cheeter as she loves animals [like me], loves
reading[like me], has lovley red hair[not like me] and has a
very abstract personality[wierder than mine]. I gave it an 8
because Beardy[or Philip] keeps saying things that aren't
true!!!

Marks out of 10: 8

Dylan from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

When bunnys turn bad is helarios, the funeist part was the
begining when they are hanging upside down on manual orgs
tree.I gave this book a 9 out of 10 because some parts were
confusing.

Marks out of 10: 9

kalli from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

This book is bonkers and not the book for me. I would recomend
this book to my freinds who have a lot of sence of humer like
daft Philip Ardagh.Find out what happens to the bunnines when
they turn ...

Marks out of 10: 9

Emily from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

This book is full of nonsense. I like the bit were one of the
kids fall into the duck pond. I also like the bit were the fox
family come and mouth off at the librarian because she has got
a duck display.

Marks out of 10: 9

Brooke from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

i gave this book a 6 because i sort of scrambled my brains all
the names and nonse was a bit too much and also i rellay dint
get the sun ripe rasin man charcter (other wise called somthing
corn cake

Marks out of 10: 6

Brittany from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I like this book but i think it is for a younger person. In the
book there is a lot of characters but my favorite character is
Jilly Cheeter , she is crazy and weird at the same time. she
reminds me about myself crazy and wierd. The story is all about
Jilly Chetter and Mango Claptrap and all there family, friend
and the village have to try and stop the plague of rabbits
ruien there town but will they..........................
read the book to find out what happens next in the story
GRUBTOWN TALES WHEN BUNNIES TURN BAD.

Marks out of 10: 7

Chris from Year 8, Hayfield School:

When bunnies turn bad is not funny at all it doesn't make any
sense Philip just rambles on about nothing for pages and pages
there is no story line to it and it has lots of really
pointless and rubbish names, it is sooo, so boring :(

Marks out of 10: 2

Charlotte from Year 6, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

It has really good words in it and it is really funny to read
because all the people's names are really funny, so 8 out of 10
for me.

Marks out of 10: 8

Abby S from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is about a town where everyone is very random and
everyone has a very random and weird name and everyone does
very random and strange things. In this ‘Grubtown Tale’ the
town has suddenly become overrun by little bunny rabbits, the
bunnies have been rampaging round the town and destroying
things. Throw ‘The Sun-Ripe Raisin Man’ and an escaped
monkey into the mix and you have a really big (and exceedingly
odd) problem.
This book was O.K. It was really weird and some of it
didn’t make sense. Some parts of it were funny. At the
beginning nothing really happened for ages and the ending was
really really rushed, it just jumped right through the end.
The book is definitely for younger readers. However it wasn't
as bad as I thought it was going to be.
O.K, I guess.

Marks out of 10: 5

Luke from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

This is a brilliant book!!!!My favourite character is Mango
Claptrap. He hangs from Manual Org's tree like a bat, but
always falls off again.
The story is about Grubtown getting infested with rabbits, and
Mango and Jilly Cheeter finding the Sun-Ripe Raisin
man. I would
recommend this to anyone looking for a good laugh.

Marks out of 10: 9

kalli from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

This is a really funny silly and daft book this is the 2nd
time i have read it and i have seen a different side to it. i
love the charetes and the jokes

Marks out of 10: 9

Emily from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book is because of its sense of humor

Marks out of 10: 9

hoying from Year 6, Richmond Hill Primary:

i thought it was ok at first but then it started to get a bit
to boring...

Marks out of 10: 7

Jamie from Year 5, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

This book did'nt really grasp my attention.Therefore,I don't
think it should have made it to the short list.
I would recomend it to younger readers because it was more
funny and not like normal places on England.
So i gave it a 4!!!

Marks out of 10: 4

Emily from Year 5, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

This book made me giggle because all of the names were
hiliarious.I would recomend it to anyone who wanted to know.I
will give you a list of some of the names which were mentioned.
Mango Claptrap
Jilly Cheeter
Flabby Gomez
Pritt Gomez
Mustard Tripwire
Leggy prune
Emily Blotch
AND LOTS MORE STUPID, SILLY, GOOD NAMES
.

Marks out of 10: 10

alexa from Year 5, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

boring! boring! boring! i would never read this book again
its got no intress in it and the names are not going to be
noticible

Marks out of 10: 3

from Year 5, Richmond Hill Primary:

I give this book a eight out of ten. the good thing about the
book is that I had a laugh. the only bad part about the book is
that the names are far too rude such as Asphalt Nosegay or Hobo
Browne. Let me tell you a bit about the story, It started with
LOADS of ducks, and a monkey with a mug. Then TWO OR THREE
bunny's invade ALL the duck's , intill there was LOADS of
bunny's and NO ducks

Marks out of 10: 8

kallan from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I absalutly loved this book it was amazing but it was a little
strange so thats why im giving this book this mark.

Marks out of 10: 8

Megan from Year 6, Richmond Hill Primary:

I give this book a eight out of ten, because I had a big laugh,
however the made up names are too rude. Such as Asphalt Nosegay
or Hobo Browne. It started with LOADS OF DUCKS and a MONKEY
WITH A MUG. Then TWO OR THREE BUNNY'S invaded all the the
ducks, until there was LOADS OF BUNNY'S but absolutely NO
DUCKS.

Marks out of 10: 8

Charlotte from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

When Bunnies Turn Bad is an interesting book and I have enjoyed
it. The book is about two friends who find some bunnise and
they dont no what to do with them, but with a bit of help they
come up with a plan... It is a good book for people that like
books with a lot happening in them, as it is packed with lots
of different crazy build ups along the way. The story isn't the
only thing funny about the book the characters have very silly
names too! I recommend this book to people and im sure that
many people will also enjoy it.

Marks out of 10: 8

Dan + Josh from Year 8, Hayfield School:

We enjoyed reading this book as it was quite funny and totally
different to any other books we have read. The names were
creative and we liked the idea of having a list of residents in
the back.
Phillip Ardagh must have really enjoyed himself when writing
this book. Maybe a little too much though. He keeps on drifting
away from the story and we kept loosing the plot. We were a bit
disappointed with the story line and thought that the ending
was rushed.
Overall, the book was fun and different but the story was not
great.

Marks out of 10: 6

shannon from Year 6, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

it was very funny and imageanative i like it a lot

Marks out of 10: 10

james from Year 5, Estfeld Primary:

A they funny book,as soon as you open the first page and read
the first paragragh you laugh.A very good book i would
recommend the book for a 4 to 11 age person

Marks out of 10: 10

Anthony from Year 5, Estfeld Primary:

I like this book because it is funny and weird but I liked it
because when I was reading this book I could make funny bunny
sounds for the bunnies. This book was not good at all it was
supercalifagalistic

Marks out of 10: 10

Keavey from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Everybody in a very random place and everyone has a weird or
silly name. 'Grubtown tale' suddenly become over-run by little
bunny rabbits.
This book was ok but there were some boring parts. I enjoyed
chapter 1 that is my favourite chapter. I marked this book 7
out of 10 because as I said it got a bit boring. It was a good
book as well because there were cute bunny rabbits.

Marks out of 10: 7

Kathryn from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

i liked the book when bunnies turn bad because of the book's
humour, the story behind it and the great vocabulary. The funny
characters were a treat and i liked the idea that you could
actually see the characters and what they are doing. My best
part was at the beginning because it really set the story off,
with humour and jokes so you sort of get the idea of the story
really well. I personally think that the typing should be a
little smaller but it was ok and easy to read.So over all i
give this book a 9/10.

Marks out of 10: 9

paige from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

I didn't enjoy this book because it was too crazy.

Marks out of 10: 1

daniel from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

i didnt really get this book it was a bit confusing and a lot
of nonsence,but some parts of the book were quite funny
especially when the bunnys went on a rampage.

Marks out of 10: 6

Eloise from Year 7, Danum Academy:

When Bunnies Go Bad is a funny book and is set in a place
called Grubtown. It all begins when Jilly Cheeter and Mango
Claptrap discover that the face of sun-ripe raisins, Rumpus
Corncrake is living in Grubtown with lots and lots of rabbits.
As well as this someone needs to take the monkey back to the
old folk’s home. Will Grubtown’s animal problem ever end? I
think it is a fairly good book.

Marks out of 10: 7

Saira from Year 8, Hayfield School:

I didn't really understand this book, it didn't really follow a
storyline and was a bit all-over-the-place. I think this book
is for people who don't really want a serious, interesting
book. It is a very unique book however it is not really my kind
of book

Marks out of 10: 1

Bryony from Year 8, Hayfield School:

this isn't one of my favourite genres of books . it is for
people who like a very messy type of plot and doesn't really
stay on the subject also i didn't really understand it !This
book may be for you or not you may like and you may not you'll
just have to read it to find out !xxx

Marks out of 10: 4

lewis from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

To be honest the book was dissapointing. It didn't realy make
any sense because the book didn't have meaning

Marks out of 10: 3

Daisey from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This is a amazing book! I loved it, its full of imagination and
yet its so well thought out. It felt like i was atualy in grub
town. If I could I would read this all day again and again.
I especially like the authors note.

Marks out of 10: 10

Sophie+Ellz from Year 8, Hayfield School:

we think this book is very different to others in a bad way,
because we dont understand the story line and we think it is to
confusing, sorry but its what we think!

My rating is 3/10 because of what i've said!

Marks out of 10: 3

Emily skinder from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book was very confusing and i didnt get it at all it
looked a lot like a lot of random words very confusing????????

Marks out of 10: 2

Emma from Year 5, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

I really like this book i like the funny names like Mango
claptrap jillycheeter and a few others I could not stop
laughing.

Marks out of 10: 10

natasha from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I liked this book alot because it is funny and it is wrote
really well and thde illastrations asre really good i enjoyed
it and it is very interresting

Marks out of 10: 8

courtney from Year 6, Southfield Primary:

I didn't enjoy this book much, it didn't really have anything
about bunnies until the last few pages
I would not reccomend this book and out of 10 stars I would
give 1.

Marks out of 10: 1

from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is meant to be funny but it bored me from beginning
to end. The opening did not catch my attention at all and I had
to literally force myself to read on. This book is about a
mystery that Jilly and Mango try to solve, the mystery being
why are there bunnies everywhere and they also have to figure
out how to get rid of them, as they are eating knitted houses
and knocking down libraries. I would not reccomend this book to
anyone.

Marks out of 10: 4

Jordan from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I think this book is hillarious but I'm not particularly sure
it is for older age groups and maybe too young for the book
award itself. I don't know about the title either but the last
page was extremely well written.

Marks out of 10: 7

oliver from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

i thought the book was quite funny and good but i think its for
younger children and not for older chilldren because its to
kidish for older kids

Marks out of 10: 4

Emma from Year 5, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I thought this book was full of imagination my faviourte
character was jilly cheeter because she is so funny.The book is
about grubtown being taken over by bunnies but how will they
get rid of them??

Marks out of 10: 10

Emma from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is full of imagination and my faviourte character is
jilly cheeter because she is really funny.The book is about
grubtown being taken over by white bunnies how will they get
rid off them.My least faviourte part off the book is that i
didnt really unerstand some of the characters.Will they ever
get rid off the bunnies or is grubtown ruined forever???

Marks out of 10: 7

Adam from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I like this book becase it was so funny.

Marks out of 10: 8

Ellie from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I love this book it is really really good ! i love the bit when
the bunnies actually turn bad read it ,go one ! x3

Marks out of 10: 9

Harry from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

this book I think isn't as good as darren shan

Marks out of 10: 6

Hanah from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I LOVE THIS BOOK BECAUSE WHEN THE BUNNIES ACTUALLY TURN BAD IT
IS AWSOME
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE
READ THIS BOOK OR ELSE FACE MY fURY

Marks out of 10: 9

from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

i did like this book it was very very funny he he he lol

Marks out of 10: 8

Lydia from Year 6, Barnburgh Primary School:

allthough i have only just started reading when bunnies turn
bad i think it is funny,it is about a man and there is a
lighthouse and the bulb breaks and a ship crashes into the
rusty dolphin so i recomend ti a ten out of ten !!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Charlie from Year 6, Barnburgh Primary School:

It is brill but it isn't that funny but I still really like it
so far I've only read half of it and I love the names like
Mango Claptrap and Jilly Cheeter, etc! Very funny names! I
hope you enjoy it!

Marks out of 10: 8

Hannah from Year 6, Barnburgh Primary School:

This book is cool and interesting. i really enjoyed the
authors work and i hope to read more of his books soon.
i gave this book a 8/10, its so good
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 8

Lucy from Year 6, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

It was ok but i couldnt understand any of the words but i
thought it was funny so i give it 9/10

Marks out of 10: 9

from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

When bunnies turn bad is a briliant book i give it a star
rating of 10/10. My favourite character is Hobo Browne i find
him hillarious. Whenever I read this book i always think of how
he can be so happy when he is homeless,Ii know i wouldn't
because I wouldn't be as fortunate as i am. If i was the mayor
i would find him a job so he can earn a living and buy him a
house but even though i don't like thinking he's homeless I
still love the book and if I had to choose a book to read for
the rest of my life it would be When Bunnies Turn Bad by Philip
Ardagh with the series of books Grubtown Tales.

Marks out of 10: 10

Jessica from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

this book wasnt that interesting i found it quite boring to
read and it took me ages becayse i didnt enjoy it. Also i didnt
understand the story to.

Marks out of 10: 4

Katie b from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book isn't the greatest book in the world, it is mostly
for younger children then me. I found this very difficult to
read, I didn't know where I was. It was really good to make
you laugh, and if you need a cheering up you need to get this
book.

Marks out of 10: 5

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