SUPER BUNNY by Stephanie Blake


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Age Range: 3 - 5
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Super Bunny wields a pink gun and wears a cape and mask as he sniffs out villains.

Though the cat scoffs at his boasts, and his mother squints at him knowingly, Super Bunny is certain of his superpowers. Fearless, he enters a hollow tree and gets stabbed by a splinter. He drops the gun and screams all the way home, where his mom removes the offending object with a sterilized needle and praises him for his bravery. Super Bunny—who would have been better served by a stick—takes the splinter (which he now imagines to be a sword) and charges forth to once again do battle against the bad guys. The long-eared hero appears to be a younger version of Simon the Super Rabbit from I Don’t Want To Go to School (2009). The humor in this French export is a bit out of sync, denying readers adequate buildup and drawing out the splinter removal over several pages. In spite of the contrived, truncated story, young readers will be attracted to Blake’s familiar, cartoonlike drawings. The oversized black type set against bold colors is easy to read, but the visual flow of the sentences is disrupted by the central alignment of the text.

Underwhelming. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-7358-4223-6
Page count: 38pp
Publisher: NorthSouth
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2015


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