Family versus zombie bunny!
My dead bunny’s name is Brad; his odour is extremely bad. He visits me when I’m in bed, but Bradley wasn’t always dead …
A hilarious rhyming tale about a zombie bunny who comes back to visit his owner.
Sigi Hallis Cohen was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and currently lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a degree in English literature and a compulsion for matching words that rhyme. Sigi started on limericks and moved on to rhyming couplets, then to sonnets, then to writing children’s verse. In the meantime, he embarked on a career in law to alleviate the stresses of writing children’s picture books! My Dead Bunny is his first book.
Born in Western Australia, James Foley is the eldest of three children. James started his illustration career in primary school by drawing cartoons for the school newspaper. Unfortunately, the paper only lasted one issue, probably because his class faked a fire in the school hall using smoke machines to get their story on the front page. James started working more officially as a freelance illustrator in 2003 when he drew his first cover for the Western Australia’s weekly Quokka newspaper. James enjoys presenting workshops at schools and libraries and is always delighted to see the natural enthusiasm children bring to drawing, especially when they draw just for themselves and don’t care if it’s “good enough” or not. In the Lion was his first book with Walker Books Australia. For more information about the author, please visit his website: www.jamesfoley.com.au
James Foley’s pictures are suitably creepy, in shades of black, green and grey tones. My Dead Bunny is a niche publication aimed at older kids who don’t mind reading about scary things.
Clever, witty and hilarious by the shovel full.
Creative Kids Tales
The intention is to match the style of some horror movies, and in this I think the author and illustrator have succeeded well.
Older kids who are into zombies may find this picture book’s ghoulish, undead bunny a bit of a laugh.
Sydney Morning Herald
My Dead Bunny is the perfect book for children looking for spooky stories to share for Halloween.
Kids' Book Review
Its clever use of words combined with outstanding digitally created illustrations that accentuate the text, will have them in stitches. Not your traditional children’s picture book, but a none-the-less superb production.
This is a fantastically funny read, and the paring of morbidly light and funny lines with the illustrations, which could only be described as Gothic, will keep you turning pages
100% Rock Magazine
It has some hilarious aspects and quirky illustrations!
But for children who like a bit of subversion with their reading, My Dead Bunny is spot-on. Full of horror-movie angles and deadpan rhyming text, it will have young and old alike cackling. Hilarious!