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SUNNY BUNNIES HD by Margie Blumberg


by Margie Blumberg & illustrated by June Goulding & developed by PicPocket Books

Age Range: 3 - 5

A bunny brother and sister go with their family to Piper Beach and spend the day splashing, building sand castles and flying kites. That night, back home, the bunnies relive their day in the sun on the living room floor as the bunny parents lie down, exhausted—an unnecessary story diversion in an otherwise quick read. Told in short rhyming stanzas (“Fling your flip-flops—Follow me!”), the app has minimal features, but it doesn’t need many with such sharply written text. Narration in a child’s voice is an option, as is word-highlighting. There are also short audio clips hidden throughout, which are activated by tapping on characters. The warm, earth-toned illustrations portray the stretch of a sunny day and its transition into purple-blue night. It’s too bad, then, that the illustrations themselves appear fuzzy and jagged at the edges, a disappointment on the iPad’s high-resolution screen. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)