Cinder Rabbit

Cinder Rabbit

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by Lynn E. Hazen, Elyse Pastel
     
 

Every bunny at Grand Rabbits School is excited about the spring play. As the star, Zoe has to lead her whole class in the Bunny Hop. But she has one big problem—wicked Winifred has made her forget how to hop! If only Prince Charming-Whiskers or Frida, the fairy godrabbit, can help . . .

The play’s the thing in this early chapter book, which is perfect

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Overview

Every bunny at Grand Rabbits School is excited about the spring play. As the star, Zoe has to lead her whole class in the Bunny Hop. But she has one big problem—wicked Winifred has made her forget how to hop! If only Prince Charming-Whiskers or Frida, the fairy godrabbit, can help . . .

The play’s the thing in this early chapter book, which is perfect for very young readers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Children will hop, skip, and jump to read this story again and again. A delightful early reader.”

—Elissa Hayden Guest, author of the Iris and Walter series

“Hip hop hurrah for Hazen’s satisfying romp about a courageous rabbit who saves the day and the school play! Beginning chapter book readers will love Cinder Rabbit, a story filled with humor and pizzazz.”

—Phyllis Root, author of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winning Big Momma Makes the World

“This simple, sweet beginning chapter book contains the right amount of story for children just starting to read longer books; and the charming black-and-white illustrations decorating every page will engage kids as they break up the text into easily manageable segments that will help developing readers feel successful.”

Booklist

“Plentifully illustrated with darling, expressive bunnies, this early chapter book lightly but effectively explores the consequences of bullying while extolling the virtues of perseverance.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Sweet and fun, with bunny details liberally inserted throughout. Short chapters will allow beginning readers to finish in manageable segments, and the book’s simple but consistent story arc will leave them cheering for Zoe’s triumph in the end.”

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2- Zoe, a young bunny, is excited to have the role of Cinder Rabbit in her school's spring play. That is, until she learns that as the star she will be required to lead the class in the Bunny Hop. Zoe was quite a confident little hopper until an unfortunate mis-hop left her in a mud puddle with class bully Winifred laughing at her. Now she can only walk or scurry, and the thought of hopping on stage leaves her petrified. On a trip downtown, Zoe is unexpectedly forced into action and is able to regain her hop; the quick thinking of a classmate helps her to re-create her success for the stage. This early chapter book is for any reader who has ever frozen in the face of pressure, or for those who face the taunts of a bully. It is sweet and fun, with bunny details liberally inserted throughout. Black-and-white illustrations on each spread expand on the characters-a bunny selected as the assistant director wears a bow tie, the teacher has a double-pierced ear, and Zoe's nemesis has a perpetual frown. Short chapters will allow beginning readers to finish in manageable segments, and the book's simple but consistent story arc will leave them cheering for Zoe's triumph in the end.-Heather M. Campbell, Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO

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Kirkus Reviews
Zoe is ecstatic when she lands the lead in her school's spring play, Cinder Rabbit. That is, until she realizes that she will have to lead the other students in the Bunny Hop. Zoe hasn't been able to hop since Winifred laughed at her when she bounced into a mud puddle and fell. As the play approaches, Zoe feels increasingly anxious and, practice though she may, she can't get her hop back. Meanwhile, the class prepares the sets, creates posters, costumes and invitations for the production. During rehearsal, though Zoe tries to overcome her fear and her classmates cheer her on, she feels defeated when Winifred teases her again. On the night of the performance, despite her buoyant nature, Zoe freezes up until Prince Charming's amusing reenactment of a trip to town inspires her to leap above her fears. Plentifully illustrated with darling, expressive bunnies, this early chapter book lightly but effectively explores the consequences of bullying while extolling the virtues of perseverance. (Fiction. 6-9)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805081947
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

LYNN E. HAZEN writes books for children of all ages. She lives in San Francisco, California.

ELYSE PASTEL is a freelance illustrator and children’s product designer. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and two children.

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Cinder Rabbit 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cinder-Rabbit's cast of bunnies leap to life in Lynn Hazen's delightful and zany early reader. With warmth and humor Hazen deftly portrays the week in the life of one worried bunny who has forgotten how to hop. Children will hop skip and jump to read this story again and again.