Today, we’re delighted to have an exclusive interview with Harriet Houdini, celebrity rabbit and star of the brand new book Stunt Bunny: Showbiz Sensation
So, Harriet, tell us about yourself:
You mean you don’t already know? Where have you been? I’m a small grey bunny with a big dream, a rabbit with star quality. I live with the Wilson family and Stunt Bunny : Showbiz Sensation is the story of how I hopped out of my hutch and auditioned to become the star of Saturday night television show Superpets. Oh, and I love carrots. Did someone say they were whisking me up a carrot juice?
Describe a typical day in the life of a VIP:
I’m usually awake first but I don’t get up until my owner, Susie, brings me my morning carrot. Then I have a quick hop around the living room and nibble on Susie’s dad’s slippers. After that, I might read my fan mail or get my nails done. Once Susie gets home from school, she puts me through my paces with the tinkly ball and, after a bit of TV, I catch up on my beauty sleep.
What’s it like living with the Wilson family?
Susie is my favourite person in the world – she’s great. Her mum isn’t bad either but I try to keep away from her naughty little sister, Lily. For a five year old, she’s got a wicked streak. The worst of the lot is their dad, Evil Edward. He’s never liked me and blames me for everything that goes wrong around the house.
What’s the deal with Superpets?
Superpets is a TV show featuring talented pets from all over Britain. Imagine what Britain’s Got Talent would be like if all the contestants were animals – that’s exactly what the Superpets Search for a Superstar competition is like. So there’s an opera singing poodle, a hula-hooping monkey and a counting kitten. The winner of the contest gets to appear on Superpets every Saturday night.
Any gossip about your Superpets co-stars?
Most of them are really great but that poodle is a pain in the fluffy tail. She really thinks she’s got what it takes to win but I’m determined to show her that I’m not just a pretty face. The hedgehog dance troupe, Spike-tacular are a great bunch, though. I think they’ll make it big one day.
What’s next for Harriet Houdini?
I’m going on tour! Superpets Live! will be appearing at a stadium near you early next year and you can read all about our adventures in Stunt Bunny: Tour Troubles in February 2011. Now, where’s that carrot juice you promised me?
You can find out all about Harriet Houdini and her Superpets co-stars at www.tamsynmurray.co.uk There’s a Stunt Bunny word-search to print off and even a Stunt Bunny puppet to make!
We have also added the book to our shop now, but we thought we’d go one better than that and sneak a couple of signed copies for a Bookbabbler giveaway. To enter, just comment on this post, retweet it or Facebook ‘like’ it (UK only).