Kid’s Book Review: The Robber Racoon

Kid’s Book Review: The Robber Racoon

About the Book and Author

This picture book about a mischievous racoon has an eco-friendly message about the importance of recycling. It is by Lou Kuenzler, with illustrations by Julia Woolf and is published by Faber & Faber.


The Robber Raccoon
Lou Kuenzler

Lou Kuenzler is the author of a LOT of books for children, including My Digger is Bigger, Eat Your People, the Shrinking Violet series, the Princess DisGrace series, the Bella Broomstick series and Not Yet, Zebra. For older readers she has written Our Beautiful Game.

Julia Woolf illustrates the Zebra picture books written by Lou and published by Faber. She worked in animation for 20 years, including a 12 year period in the US working for Dreamworks. Returning to the UK she completed and MA in Children’s Book Illustration.

Book Review

A great story with a great message and lovely illustrations

Mum says: Edith absolutely loved this book and we read it nearly everyday of our 2 week holiday. It’s definitely a book that will forever remind me of our trip.

Edith thought it was fantastic that Rosie was actually stealing peoples rubbish and recycling it to make something new rather than all the treasures and jewels. She really understood the hidden message about recycling and reusing and benefits this brought.

We spent a lot of the holiday talking about recycling and different bins we put different things in and why.

Edith thought that having different bins was fantastic as Rosie could just get what she needed rather than breaking into peoples houses which she knew was wrong.

I thought this was great story with a great message about recycling for children to really understand at their level and some lovely illustrations to go with the story.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Edith
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: swimming, unicorns and rainbows
  • Dislikes: the dark, pancakes and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: The Dinosaur that Pooped by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
  • Favourite Song: Let it Go from Frozen
  • Favourite Film: Frozen