Book Review | Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue

Title: Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue (The Adventures of Benjamin and Bumper)

Author: Molly Coxe

Plot: When Benjamin and Bumper embark on a harrowing mission to rescue Benjamin’s mother, their travels take them from the floor of a wooden wardrobe, to the heights of a lofty kitchen table, through a dangerous garden path and up-up-up a castle tower to the lair of Sir Pouncelot, the book’s foppish villain.

Our family reads a lot of children’s books. When I received a copy of Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue to review, I did not expect to be so taken by this heartwarming story. My three young children and I were hooked from the start and requested the tale be read again instead of choosing another book. My favorite parts of the book are the amazing photographs by Olivier Toppin and the charming felted wool characters that appear to come to life. For a few minutes, it was as though we were transported into the world of the heroic mouse and his elephant friend as they rescue his mother from the villainous cat. After the story was finished, we even enjoyed looking through the book at all the miniature details that make it so endearing. This book is sure to become a classic in our house and a book that I won’t mind reading over and over again.

Update-One Week Later: Benjamin & Bumper remains a hit with my children and it has been requested every single day at story time.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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