BC Mambo: Stone Rabbit #1
Random House, 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
is the first in a new
graphic novel series for young readers. It's packed with Stone Age action, modern irony and zany fun as its long-eared young antihero is propelled back in time - through a '
bottomless pit of doom
' after a spillage of BBQ sauce - to fall into a relentless series of
irst he's chased by toothy dinosaurs and swarmed by BC bugs, then he's briefly worshipped as a god (under a volcano of course) before being morphed into a hero by a small bunny's
after all his worshippers are enslaved by an evil
who plans '
to rule Pangaea with an iron fist
'. The ingredient that's key to monstrous wee Willie's pernicious plan? BBQ sauce naturally and he wants the recipe!
aturally the rabbit foils the Stone Age dictator, rescues the villagers (after another
episode), evades the dinosaurs, and wends his way
back to the future
. This first
episode offers crazy cartoon fun that young readers will relish (with or without the BBQ sauce).
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