"Part Narnia. Part Home Alone. It wouldn't have shocked me to learn the book had been written by some guy named Lemony Vonnegut." —James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author
“A terrific read, magic really, an adolescent book for adults, an adult book for adolescents, a funny, wise, enthralling romp from fist page to last . . . So much better than Harry Potter” —Peter Quinn, Author of Hour of the Cat
When Patrick Griffin passes out after a chemistry experiment gone bad, he wakes up in a strange parallel world, where everyone has huge eyes and tiny ears, and is addicted to smartphones called "binkies." Patrick thinks it's all a weird dream, but he's about to wake up to an adventure beyond his wildest imagination.
Meanwhile, a huge rabbit-like creature named Mr. BunBun is roaming through Patrick's hometown, leaving a trail of chaos behind it. Its mission? To save Earth from imminent doom.
See what happens when the fate of three worlds lies in the hands of one boy and one gigantic bunny in this first book of the hilarious and mind-bending new adventure series by Ned Rust, Patrick Griffin and the Three Worlds.
Rust, coauthor of several books with James Patterson, serves up a slightly ponderous screwball comedy about an average boy who finds himself "transubstantiated" to an alternate Earth, called Ith, in exchange for a large, sentient jackalope named Mr. BunBun. Ith has a highly regulated surveillance society where everyone has gigantic eyes and tiny ears, and is obsessed with cell phones and personal safety, the result of an attempt by anarchists to use a pandemic to wipe out the planet. The people of Ith were supposedly saved by Rex Abraham, an Earthling who arrived just in time to prevent their extinction, and the Ithlings worship him as a demigod. Mr. Bunbun, however, knows the truth: "Rex Abraham, Decimator of Worlds," manufactured the pandemic on Ith and has identical plans for Earth. Although the novel generates some tension, it can also be overly wordy, sapping momentum. It's perhaps most memorable for Patrick's confused attempts to fit into Ith's often absurd society, including learning how to apply makeup, playing contact sports without hitting anyone, and reading its quasi-phonetic language. Ages 8 12.