BUNNY PARTY; BUNNY STORY by Lena--Illus. Anderson
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Two absolutely enchanting wordless books about a small, towheaded child and a slightly larger rabbit, ln Bunny Party, the child is dozing over her pacifier when Bunny arrives for a festive meal; she watches with increasing delight as he brings--one by one--tablecloth, utensils, a pot of food, flowers, even the light to hang overhead, and a violin. Lively scenes on the left tell the story, while the objects are featured on the right for the reader to name and identify. In Bunny Story, the bunny waits with a storybook while the child brings a succession of animals (frog, dog, lamb); the bunny's dismay is subtly but increasingly evident till--at last--a little bunny is provided to be tucked in and hear a bedtime stow. Swedish illustrator Anderson's charmingly expressive bodies and faces and her wholly benign humor rank her with Shirley Hughes. Perfect for toddlers.

Pub Date: March 26th, 1989
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: R&S--dist. by Farrar, Straus & Giroux