This seventh and final tale about Bonnie Bumble completes the series of one story for each day of the week (Thirsty Thursday, 2009, etc.).
“One Sunday on Bonnie Bumble’s farm, snowflakes as big as balls of wool fell.” All of the animals shiver, shake, and stammer from the cold. “This will never d-d-d-do,” says Bonnie, her own teeth chattering. So she gets busy and knits boots for Spot, a scarf for the duck, shawls for the sheep, a coat for the cow, plus tail-warmers, horn-warmers, and hats for everyone. But the animals still look cold, so she continues knitting until “the sun came close to see what was up.” When she knits a hat for the sun, he is so beamingly pleased he finally warms the farm up. “Now everyone was toasty again.” The ink-and-watercolor illustrations are breezy and add humorous details such as the dog’s two separate pairs of booties and the cow’s purple horn-warmers. Bonnie herself has the sturdy look of a preschooler, an effect enhanced by her red overalls, round face, and button nose. The tale can stand alone, but the fun is in reading the entire group and seeing each day’s activities.
The simple storylines will make Bonnie Bumble seem like a friend to preschoolers, who no doubt will want to start the week all over again. (Picture book. 3-5)