No Babysitters Allowedby Amber Stewart, Laura Rankin
Hopscotch is a very brave bunnyexcept when his parents go out and Mrs. Honeybunch comes to stay. She wants to play, but Hopscotch would much rather be alone in his special NO BABYSITTERS ALLOWED fort . . . that is, until he hears Mrs. Honeybunch reading his books all wrong. But explaining the right way to tell the stories would mean leaving his fort,/i>… See more details below
Hopscotch is a very brave bunnyexcept when his parents go out and Mrs. Honeybunch comes to stay. She wants to play, but Hopscotch would much rather be alone in his special NO BABYSITTERS ALLOWED fort . . . that is, until he hears Mrs. Honeybunch reading his books all wrong. But explaining the right way to tell the stories would mean leaving his fort, and Hopscotch isn't sure he's brave enough for that.
This sweetly funny story about separation anxiety will provide ample reassurance to young children (and their worried parents) facing babysitter night.
Hopscotch, the young bunny introduced in Rabbit Ears (Bloomsbury, 2006), has cleaner ears and a new dilemma. He may be brave when it comes to bugs and Band-Aids, but the prospect of an evening with a babysitter causes his tummy to hurt. When his parents reluctantly leave him with Mrs. Honeybunch-a warm, bespectacled caregiver complete with green sneakers and a bag of knitting-he retreats unhappily to his "No Babysitters Allowed" fort. Fortunately, Mrs. Honeybunch has a few tricks up her cardigan sleeve, and before the night is over, Hopscotch's tummy feels better and he is eagerly awaiting her next visit. Sweet and comically expressive cartoon illustrations work well with the text to bring punch and feeling to the story. While resolution to Hopscotch's issue comes a little too easily, this gentle and appealing book would work well for sharing with young children regardless of their positions on babysitters.-Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
- Bloomsbury USA
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- 10.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
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My son loves this book. A great book about all the anxieties of being left with a babysitter, and how to overcome them. He especially likes the ending. I would definitely recommend this one.