SO MANY BUNNIES by Rick Walton

SO MANY BUNNIES

A Bedtime ABC and Counting Book
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

“Old Mother Rabbit lived in a shoe./She had twenty-six children and knew what to do.” Following that introduction Mother Rabbit proceeds to put her children to bed in alphabetical order, beginning with “1 was named Abel/He slept on the table” to “26 was named Zed/He slept on the shed.” The children settle down in all manner of bedtime perches, from tree branches to tricycles to the kitchen sink—one conks out on the garden gate. True to their youthful nature, some of the children are doing anything except sleep, scribbling on wallpaper, riding a hobby horse, and engaging in a rousing pillow fight. Miglio’s detailed watercolor illustrations of the swarming brood give the story a homey Victorian setting while adding plenty of humor. Although the text is inventive and funny, it becomes predictable before the entire alphabet has been covered. A twist ending provides a final, compensating laugh: As the mother settles into her comfortable feather bed, all 26 bunnies abandon their makeshift arrangements and pile in with her. (Picture book. 2-4)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-688-13656-7
Page count: 32pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1998




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