Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny!: with audio recording [NOOK Book]


The dust bunnies are back for another round of rhyming fun. But this time a big MEAN dust bunny wants to play—and run and chase and grab! Can the four little dust bunnies get that bully to play nice? Jan Thomas’s lovable critters shine again in this hilarious rhyme-filled book that starts with scares and ends with…smiles.
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The dust bunnies are back for another round of rhyming fun. But this time a big MEAN dust bunny wants to play—and run and chase and grab! Can the four little dust bunnies get that bully to play nice? Jan Thomas’s lovable critters shine again in this hilarious rhyme-filled book that starts with scares and ends with…smiles.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this follow-up to Rhyming Dust Bunnies, the effervescent dust bunnies interact with the aptly named title character, who's gray, sharp-toothed, and very grumpy. When they invite him to rhyme a word with “fit,” he volunteers “sit” and flattens them. Next, the meanie takes a turn, demanding, “What rhymes with face?” (the apprehensive bunnies learn he has “chase” in mind). All is finally set right with a hug, and readers should find the dust bunnies as magnetic as ever. Ages 3–5. (Nov.)
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
The zany, rhyming, multicolored dust bunnies return to encounter a new, gray, "big, mean dust bunny." He is not interested in playing their rhyming game. As in their previous appearance, Ed asks for a rhyme, this time for "fit." Ned and Ted respond, "lit" and "kit," but Bob mutters "cat," as the big, gray bunny shouts, "SIT!" and squashes them by sitting on them. He in turn asks for a rhyme for "face" ending in making them run with "CHASE!" Bob meanwhile has answered and now shouts, "Cat!" And there is the cat, "SPLAT!" making the gray dust bunny flat. With more rhymes, however, the other four manage to rescue him, turning the fierce growler into a hugger with a smile. These are heavily black outlined cartoon creatures of the digital world. Their "adventures" are pure fun, but should stimulate young readers/listeners to play their own rhyming game. The words produced are BIG; the questions in black and rhyming words in red, all in fat black speech balloons for visual fun as well. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Even though they ended up inside a vacuum cleaner in Rhyming Dust Bunnies (S & S, 2009), the brightly colored creatures are back, this time getting bullied by a big, gray, self-proclaimed mean dust bunny. He turns their rhyming games into an ordeal by sitting on them and chasing them around until the large cat from Thomas's What Will Fat Cat Sit On? (Harcourt, 2007) sits on the meanie and smashes him flat. The bunnies pull and tug until the big guy is back to regular size. They call him a thug and he responds with a hug, showing his change of heart. The digital illustrations in flat hues are outlined in thick black lines. The style and colors are the same as in the author's previous works. The pages are clean and crisp. The text is part of the action. Some words are big, some are small, some black, some red, but always inside a white word bubble. This is simplicity at its best, a tale of bullying told with humor by some familiar friends. It is sure to be a favorite of the picture-book crowd.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI
Kirkus Reviews
The wacky dust bunnies return, now terrorized by an intimidating gray ball of fanged fuzz instead of the vacuum cleaner (Rhyming Dust Bunnies, 2008). Friends Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob try engaging their tormentor in their rhyming game, but unfortunately, this bullying dust-ball won't play nice. Exclamatory dialogue rendered entirely in speech balloons provides punchy flair. "What rhymes with fit?" Ed and co. ask; "I know!" the big, mean dust bunny snarls, "SIT!" as he squashes them into accordioned fuzz. Apprehensive Bob continually expresses concern; his meek warning ("cat!") proves futile, and the powerful feline crushes their dusty foe-though the menace eventually transforms his wicked ways. The visual narrative maintains sharp pacing throughout. Thomas's signature digital illustrations utilize stark dark lines and bright color splashes with a quirky exuberance. Expressive faces steal the show as the characters' thick eyebrows, protruding noses and untamed fur react to each hilarious circumstance, demonstrating that a little dust is well worth the mess. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439160169
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books
  • Publication date: 10/14/2014
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition description: No Edition
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,194,292
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Jan Thomas is the illustrator of Let’s Count Goats! by Mem Fox, as well as her own Is Everyone Ready for Fun?, Rhyming Dust Bunnies, Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny, and Can You Make a Scary Face? She lives with her family in Socorro, New Mexico. Visit her at
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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    Even better than the last one

    Jan Thomas has mastered the art of great picture books. Her stories are funny and kids love them. The illustrations are fantastic, particulary the characters expressions. I think this one is even better that her first dust bunny book, which came out last year.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Another dust bunny hit

    My three year old grandson loves the dust bunny series, and this one was another hit. Even his older brother seemed very interested in hearing it over and over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2009

    Jan Thomas is the children's book TERMINATOR

    I recently read Jan's first dust bunny book (Rhyming dust bunnies 2009) and I liked it ALOT but this one has even more humor and excitement.

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    Posted November 24, 2011

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