DUST BUNNY WANTS A FRIEND by Amy Hevron

DUST BUNNY WANTS A FRIEND

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Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A dust bunny is swept up into a quest for companionship.

From a spot behind a potted plant, a dust bunny (depicted as an actual bunny, with light gray scribbles superimposed denoting puffs of dust) moves to a place under a chair. A double-page spread shows the full expanse of the room, revealing a small bug, some ants, a sleeping cat, and scattered toys. The small bug is the first to come into contact with the dust bunny. As the two meet, the art’s scale zooms in, and the dust bunny offers up an enthusiastic greeting (“Hi!”). Unfortunately for the dust bunny, the bug continues on its way. As do the ants, who visit next. The cat sneezes, sending the dust bunny flying onto a blanket next to a teddy bear. Soon, a pair of tiny brown hands lifts the blanket up. The dust bunny clings on, but a broom sweeps them away. The discombobulated dust bunny looks like they’ve had enough. But, across the gutter, a pile of other dust bunnies crowding underneath a bed joyfully welcomes one of their own. Wordless, except for a few hand-lettered exclamatory phrases (in addition to “hi,” there’s “bye” and “ACHOO!”), Hevron’s authorial debut is distinguished by well-paced repetition and humor. Her whimsical art, rendered in digitally collaged acrylic and marker on wood, is richly textured. Even the white space of the background shows the wood grain—an exquisite touch.

Who knew uncleanliness could be so cute? (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Jan. 22nd, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5247-6569-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade/Random
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2018




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