BBC Radio Sussex
Oh man, this book has a sad ending. This book is a fun story about a dog who befriends a rabbit from another planet who needs the dog Freddie's help in fixing his spaceship so that he can fly back home. They get into mischief and have fun, but for an inexplicable reason, there is a tragedy at the end. I'm not sure exactly what purpose this tragedy holds; it could be to teach children about life and death, but I found it to be too out of left field for me. I don't think it would serve the children well to tell a fun tale and suddenly surprise them with death. If I was going to teach children about life and death, I maybe would have a book about a friend suffering from cancer who ends up passing, or a book about a older pet who dies from old age. This book has lovely painted illustrations, but I find them too few and far in between. I would rather see illustrations on every page and the text overlaying them. They are beautiful, so I was hoping for more. NetGalley and publisher provided the review copy for my honest opinion.
by Brooklyn Chiu