THE BOLD, BRAVE BUNNY by Beth Ferry

THE BOLD, BRAVE BUNNY

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An abundance of bunnies in the burrow propels one of their number to explore the world beyond.

Everywhere Teetu the bunny looks, there are bunnies. “When he turned left…bunnies. When he turned right…bunnies.” They’re even in his books: “A IS FOR ANTEATER. B IS FOR BUNNY.” When Teetu complains, his mother counsels tolerance, but rambunctious siblings and cousins in one very small space are certainly cause for a burrow breakout. Under “sunlight…starlight…moonlight, [and] flashlight,” Teetu braves a journey filled with new sights that fuel his imagination. Writing and sketching, Teetu creates a book of his own inspired by the curious forest creatures he encounters and the inky, twisty trees that surround them. “B is not only for…bunnies.” The need for a break satiated, Teetu heads back home with some unexpected help and an appreciation for his cozy, albeit bustling, abode and all the many meanings of B. Debut illustrator Lam’s illustrations emulate print techniques and stick to a palette primarily made up of slates, black, and white. His bendy trees that curl into the shapes of animals are visual stimuli for Teetu and readers alike. Elliptical and circular elements recur throughout and occasionally frame Ferry’s text. Accents of red solely adorn the band of bunnies and their belongings.

An enjoyable tale of the marvels of adventuring and the comfort of home. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Feb. 11th, 2020
ISBN: 978-0-06-285031-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2019




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