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Boo, Bunny!

Boo, Bunny!

by Kathryn O. Galbraith, Jeff Mack
     
 

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Eeek!
Squeak!

Halloween can be especially spooky for a shy bunny. But when that shy bunny bumps into another shy bunny, friendship scares away fear. Once they join forces, not even the darkest night can stop them two brave bunnies from having the best Halloween ever.

Full of sounds, spookiness, and sweetness, this dynamic picture book

Overview

Eeek!
Squeak!

Halloween can be especially spooky for a shy bunny. But when that shy bunny bumps into another shy bunny, friendship scares away fear. Once they join forces, not even the darkest night can stop them two brave bunnies from having the best Halloween ever.

Full of sounds, spookiness, and sweetness, this dynamic picture book celebrates the best part of Halloween: friends!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Maggie Chase
Is there comfort in pairs? You bet! With just the right amount of tension and suspense built in for a preschooler, this short, rhyming, onomatopoetic tale tells of the trepidation one shy bunny feels when it ventures out alone for a Halloween experience. Very soon though, a second bunny accompanies the first through the dark and scary night. Mack's captivating illustrations include an abundant use of deep black spaces, colorful animals in various costumes, and a menagerie of night creatures, all of which give the reader much to view and comment upon. Teachers of young children will be able to use this book as an example of onomatopoeia and to talk about how different and ominous familiar objects can look in the dark, as demonstrated at the beginning and ending of the book. It is also a good book for inviting children to make up their own stories to go with the illustrations. Reviewer: Maggie Chase
School Library Journal

PreS-K

Neophyte trick-or-treaters might be just a tad nervous about the things that go boo in the night, but this story should go a long way toward alleviating their discomfort. Two nervous rabbits meet on Halloween night. "One bunny quivers./One bunny shivers./One big door./One hissing cat./Two small bunnies/tap,/tap,/tap." Mack's illustrations are a delicious contrast of dark backgrounds, spooky shapes, and bright fuzzy rabbits in their costumes. The theme is that what's frightening for an individual is bearable "and even fun" when you have a companion. The vivid color contrasts and direct, face-your-fears story are reminiscent of Susan L. Roth's Night-Time Numbers (Barefoot, 1999).-Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY

Kirkus Reviews
One little green-caped and -masked bunny makes its tremulous way through a dark Halloween night until-"Jump. / Bump! / 'Eeek!' / 'Squeak!'-it bumps into a bumblebee-bunny, and shivering and quivering, they decide to join forces, "two paws held tight," for trick-or-treating. Galbraith's minimal text falls into nicely staccato rhyming couplets, while Mack's bright acrylics isolate his fuzzy protagonists on a spooky, black background that places bare-branched trees in bold silhouette against an eerily colored sky. Colors modulate as the newfound friends proceed, joyously scattering bits of candy and carrots behind. Newly minted trick-or-treaters will ask for this one over and over. (Picture book. 3-6)
From the Publisher

"Newly minted trick-or-treaters will ask for this one over and over."--Kirkus Reviews

“Venturing out on Halloween isn't as scary with a fellow bunny friend.  Jeff Mack's illustrations are so furrily appealing, even first-time trick-or-treaters will be reassured."--People magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547767369
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/06/2010
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Kathryn O. Galbraith is the author of many playful and poetic picture books, including Boo, Bunny!, illustrated by Jeff Mack. She lives in Tacoma, Washington. http://www.kathrynogalbraith.com
JEFF MACK has been drawing since he was in first grade and is the illustrator of many books for children including Boo, Bunny! written by Kathryn Galbraith, and James Howe's Bunnicula and Friends series. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

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