Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyReaders were first introduced to Carlson's bunnies in Bunnies and Their Hobbies. Now, these same rabbits are back, but this time it's their athletic abilities that are on show. Each morning, when the bunnies get up after a good night's rest, they brush their teeth, eat breakfast and warm up. Then . . . they are ready to undertake a wide variety of athletic endeavors. These physically fit rabbits jog, hike, swim and execute swan dives. They also play softball, touch football, and volley ball, as well as climb mountains, lift weights, roller-skate and ice-skate. Every bunny in the book enjoys one sport or another, ``but all bunnies do sports because they make them feel good!!!'' Although Carlson's text is little more than a listing of different sports, her bold cartoon-like illustrations add vitality to the story. Ages 3-8. (March)
School Library JournalPreS-Gr 2 It's hard not to like these cheery bunnies enthusiastically taking part in various sports. Most older preschoolers will recognize many of the activities in this catalogice skating, soccer, and biking, for example. Other sports, such as yoga, weight lifting, and scuba diving, may be less familiar to them. However, simple bright pictures, usually one per sport, make it easy for a child to grasp the essence of these sports. The small type used for the story is unfortunate, for it will deter beginning readers. A quibble: bunnies who like to play softball or touch football are called ``competitive,'' an unnecessary label since adjectives describe few other sports. Nonetheless, this is a good book for contemporary young readers, at least some of whom are old hands at baby gyms and organized sports. The book delightfully illustrates Carlson's conclusion that ``all bunnies do sports because they make them feel good.'' Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, Va.
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