MARCH GRAND PRIX by Kean Soo

MARCH GRAND PRIX

The Fast and the Furriest
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Age Range: 7 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Known as "the fast and the furriest," March Hare and his porcine sidekick, Hammond, race to adventure in three different illustrated tales.

Butter-yellow March Hare loves to race his robin’s-egg-blue GT-R racer and certainly has the need for speed. His cheerful pink friend (and sole pit-crew member), Ham, is perpetually at his side and ready to help. Together, they speed through three different episodes contained within this one volume. In "The Race at Harewood," they face off against Lyca the fox, a sneaky driver who is March's greatest rival and will stop at nothing to win. In "The Baker's Run," March and Ham become impromptu delivery boys for his sister April's bakery, but they seem to care more for speed than getting her tarts to their destination. In the last piece, "The Great Desert Rally," the duo again faces Lyca on a remote and dangerous course, causing them to grapple with the question of how much victory is really worth. Vibrant and energetic art mingles with buoyant action and a perky message of friendship, creating an extremely lighthearted, breezy yarn with a decidedly Saturday-morning-cartoon feel. While the characters and plot never dig too deep beneath the surface, the nonstop energy and cheery morals should easily push this past the finish line.

An unfalteringly sunny, action-driven collection. (Graphic adventure. 7-11)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-62370-171-0
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2015




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