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BIG BAD BUNNY by Alan Durant


by Alan Durant & illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Age Range: 6 - 8

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-525-46667-3
Publisher: Putnam

“Here comes Big Bad Bunny. He’s coming to take your money!” Indubitably destined to become an instant read-aloud favorite, this rampaging rabbit will have young children raising their hands in glee. One big scowl between his broad sombrero and twin carrots in jeweled holsters, Big Bad Bunny’s after money—but will take what he can get, even if it’s only a handful of corn or a little milk. “Is no one safe from Big Bad Bunny?” Leave it to Wise Old Bunny the bank teller who, confronted by the carrot-waving bandit, calmly buries him in heavy bags of coins until he promises to return all of his ill-gotten gains. Parker-Rees places his tubby troublemaker in an oversized western setting populated by smaller, meeker wildlife. In the end, a bully reformed, “Quite Good Bunny” revisits the scene of his crimes by popping out of a giant pie, livening up a dull evening meal. Big Bad Bunny is very, very funny. (Picture book. 6-8)