More than a hutch, Kim Montgomery

Children & Picture Book, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

More than a hutch is the autobiography of a pet rabbit. Robbie Bobtail is destined for a life of solitude, restriction, and extreme boredom, relieved only by the antics of the two young brothers who own him. Then, a wild rabbit unexpectedly appears in the garden. Sunshine is a female rabbit, one of a select few who are allowed to leave the warren once a year. She is strictly forbidden to associate with pet rabbits, but cannot resist when she overhears the brothers talking about Robbie. So intrigued is she by this strange rabbit, who is like no other rabbit she has met, she allows herself to be captured by the brothers.
Starting with the rabbit language, which pet rabbits have long since forgotten how to speak, Sunshine teaches Robbie all about the true way of rabbit life. Inspired by everything he learns from Sunshine, Robbie is desperate to experience warren life for himself. But first they have to find a way to escape.

Tragic circumstances force the brothers to release Sunshine, leaving Robbie alone again, wondering if he’ll ever have the opportunity to rejoin her.

More than a hutch is a book I was keen to read ever since discovering it because I always love to find adorable, heart-warming and inspiring adventure/fantasy stories for my children to read so when I found More than a hutch I thought ‘is this finally the perfect book?!’. Now that I have finished More than a hutch I can happily write that yes it is book lovers. More than a hutch is one of the most well written and well-developed stories I have ever come across, and I genuinely mean this. It is the sad truth that many children books are not written to a high standard, and I understand why some authors may write their children’s book this way because after all, children mostly want a fast-paced story, however, this is not always the best option. The child will most likely enjoy the story however they won’t remember it. Personally, as a mother I look for children books which my children will remember and want to re-read, and More than a hutch is that book as More than a hutch is an expertly written children’s book with a story that is well developed and memorable and a story that I guarantee children with love thanks to its fast-paced but engaging narrative and the sensational story that unfolds.

More than a hutch is an adorable story which is an autobiographical account from a pet rabbit. The pet rabbit is called Robbie Bobtail, and he is owned by two young brothers who love to play with him. However, although Robbie is not unhappy, he still longs for more because being a pet rabbit means you can get extremely bored.

One day a wild rabbit appears, the rabbit is called Sunshine, and she is instantly captivated by Robbie. Sunshine knows that wild rabbits are not supposed to be in touch with pet rabbits; however, she can’t resist. When Robbie and Sunshine meet, Robbie’s world will be changed forever as he will learn and do many amazing things. Sunshine along the way will show Robbie the way of a true wild rabbit and what follows is an adorable story that should not be missed!

The story of More than a hutch is a thrilling one thanks to the enthralling and action-packed moments as well as the unpredictable nature of the book that will have the readers turning the pages with haste from beginning to end. I love children books that involve a journey because usually in these stories the character develops and grows as they overcome events which in turn adds to the development of the character and explores life lessons throughout the book and that is most certainly the case with More than a hutch. What I loved most about More than a hutch is that the reader is taken on an adventure that is continuously evolving and changing.

Kim Montgomery is an incredible writer who knows how to capture young readers attention from the start. Montgomery does this by placing the reader in the thick of the drama straight away with no long build up. The reader will be thrust into the story and because the reader experiences this so fast they will be hooked and captivated to read until the very end. Montgomery manages to ensure that his readers are entertained from beginning to end, and he does this by weaving twists and turns throughout his book as well as many jaw-dropping moments that will fascinate as well as excite young readers.

Kim Montgomery is an incredibly talented author who clearly knows how to write unique but engaging stories. It was evident to me from the start that Montgomery is a passionate writer who surely loves entertaining children with his literature and putting a smile on children’s faces. I loved this about the author but what I loved the most about Montgomery’s writing is his remarkable descriptions because they genuinely amazed me. Fantasy novels, in general, are difficult to write because you have to transport the reader quickly and effortlessly, but sadly this is rarely accomplished in a fantasy story but not with More than a hutch. More than a hutch is the way it is because Montgomery knows what he is doing! Montgomery knows how to whisk his readers away and entice them with magnificent descriptions and keep children entertained from start to finish!

Overall More than a hutch is a marvelous, stellar and supreme children’s book that will entertain, delight as well as charm young readers and so I, of course, have to award this book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on More than a hutch. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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Many thanks Aimee Ann for your generous review. I’m a hobby writer, who has been fortunate to be around when the internet has revolutionised the publishing industry , and has enabled writers like me to put their work out there. It’s never easy to be sure you are receiving unbiased criticism of your work when relying on friends and family, so Aimee Ann’s review has the double benefit of being independent and flattering. My full length book writing has so far drawn on childhood memories from growing up in Southern England in the 1950s and 60s. So saying, I have… Read more »

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