BUNNY LUNE by Kae Nishimura


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Age Range: 4 - 7
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An aptly named rabbit who dreams of visiting the moon unlocks the secret to lunar travel. Bunny Lune receives a letter from his Japanese friend Pyonko telling him that in Japanese tradition rabbits inhabit the moon. Pyonko describes how she and her family celebrate the full autumn moon with tea, rice dumplings and moon songs. Bunny becomes obsessed with the idea of going to the moon, but finds the billion-dollar travel fee, gravity-free flight and lack of air on the moon a bit off-putting. Realizing his efforts to sell hard-boiled eggs to office workers and his job advertising for a salad bar wearing a giant carrot costume will never earn enough money for a moon trip, Bunny abandons his dream and tries to forget the moon. Unfortunately, he finds moon reminders everywhere. Then Bunny meets an old man who calls himself the Mayor of the Moon and discovers there are many ways to find the moon if you just use your imagination. Whimsical watercolor illustrations capture the offbeat charm of Bunny and his lunar longings. Endearingly eccentric. (author’s note) (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-618-71606-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2007


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