Bunny's Noisy Bookby Margaret Wise Brown, Lisa Mccue
A little bunny listens to noises all around him and then makes some of his own. Luscious watercolor illustrations and masterful rhymes are perfect for reading aloud.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyOver the course of a day, Little Bunny puts his long ears to good use and discovers a world full of sounds--birds chirping, bees buzzing--some of them (a sneeze, a stretch) of his own making. Brown's (Goodnight Moon) posthumous text reads more like a draft than a finished product, but there is still plenty here to draw in a young audience: the comforting brevity and gentle rhythm of the prose ("He raised his ears without opening his eyes. He heard all the little quiet noises starting the morning around him"); rhetorical questions after each sound is introduced ("What was that? Yes. It was a bumblebee. Two bumblebees"); and a close-of-day wrap-up that radiates a snugly warmth. McCue (The Perfect Christmas Gift) renders nature in the aesthetic tradition of vintage Golden Books. The colors of nature have a sweet, luminescent quality, like light shining through translucent candy, and the animals' eyes sparkle with vitality. Ages 3-7. (Nov.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Jackie HechtkopfFrom the time little bunny wakes in the morning until the moment he curls back in his nest, he hears sounds. Who makes that bzzzz sound? What kind of noise does a yawn make? Young children will be delighted to discuss and identify each sound in this previously unpublished manuscript by the legendary Margaret Wise Brown. While picture books are often described as a marriage between text and art, few books demonstrate the principle as beautifully as this one. Lisa McCue's illustrations are simply perfection. One can almost feel the soft brown fur of the little bunny's back. Bee wings whirr, and blades of individual grass wave in the meadow. The bunny's expressions when he listens to sounds, and when he yawns are irresistible. Brown's gentle text, as soothing as the classic Goodnight Moon, has been masterfully arranged in pages that invite young children to participate. For example, when the little bunny hears a Cock Cock Cock-a-doodle Doo, the page ends with a question children will be delighted to answer, "What was that?" This is a book children will ask for again and again. In the classroom and at bedtime, this book will be treasured.
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