MY BUNNY DIARY by Tracy Dockray


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Age Range: 3 - 6
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This sneak peek into Dora Cottontail’s diary reveals exactly how losing her best friend to a doll-playing rival makes her feel. Written in her own slanting hand with crayons and the requisite #2 pencil, Dora’s diary is complete with stickers, photographs, and even the actual note that Dora intercepts as it is passed from “icky” Babbette to her friend, Ally. Together Dora and Ally have amazing adventures. Their scooters are wild horses, which they use to sprint across the playground, and together they must finish putting together a puzzle before it explodes and blows up the world. Things seem to change when Dora finds Ally with a doll. After giving Ally an ultimatum to choose between her and Babbette, Dora finds herself alone. She attempts to play her usual imagination games and finds herself frustrated and jealous. Someone else seems interested in this playground drama: Dora’s classmate Rose. Rose soon joins Dora in her fun, and Ally, bored with playing dolls, comes back to help them save the world. While the story is not new, the art is worth noting since the diary side so realistically captures the look of a young writer’s journal—words crossed out, little descriptive drawings, varying type sizes, and highlights in crayon or splashes of paint. Young readers will be clamoring for a diary of their own after reading this bunny’s story. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2001
ISBN: 1-58717-118-X
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: SeaStar/North-South
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2001


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