Oh So Tiny Bunny

Oh So Tiny Bunny

by David Kirk
     
 

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During the day, Oh So Tiny Bunny is very, very small. But at night, he dreams of being big—as big as a dragon, or even a mountain! At first, that's fine, but then he feels lonely. There's no one to share it with. Are there no other bunnies so big as him?

Every small child dreams of the day they will grow up to be big, but in this book David Kirk reminds us

Overview

During the day, Oh So Tiny Bunny is very, very small. But at night, he dreams of being big—as big as a dragon, or even a mountain! At first, that's fine, but then he feels lonely. There's no one to share it with. Are there no other bunnies so big as him?

Every small child dreams of the day they will grow up to be big, but in this book David Kirk reminds us that sometimes . . . it's not so bad being small.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Oh So Tiny Bunny has delectable pink ears, enormous glittering eyes, and dreams of being large. Kirk paints him towering like a friendly pajama-clad King Kong over a winding river, with brown bears capering around his feet like mice. Large bunnies need more to eat, of course, “So he dreams... of crunchy carrots as big as railroad cars, and fields of lettuce as wide as oceans.” A train of carrots stretches across the horizon, and carrot dolphins swim through a leafy green sea. Oh So is also lonely (“He hops over houses. He bounds over bridges.... But no matter where Oh So looks... there is no bunny”), a problem remedied by the real-life arrival of a friend just his size. The purposefully saccharine aesthetic is more akin to the cuddly animal stars of Kirk’s Biddle series than the crispness of his Miss Spider books. Oh So’s pajamas change pattern like a chameleon depending on his surroundings, and a bower of pink roses frames the friends’ first meeting. Along with the breathless tone, it may be cloying to some, but Kirk knows his audience, and they will be charmed. Ages 3–6. (Feb.)
Children's Literature - Tima Murrell
Oh So Tiny is a very tiny bunny. But his dreams do not match his little body. They are big and colorful dreams. He dreams that he is as big as trees and mountains. Everything in Oh So's dreams are huge. But Oh So is still very lonely. He searches and searches for a friend, but his dreams are empty of friends. As he wakes up he finds something that is small, but better than his dreams. The illustrations are very imaginative and colorful. Each page is filled with scenes from the character's dreams. Children will love the creative story and pictures that compliment it. It is a great start to fueling a child's imagination. The type is large enough and the vocabulary is simple enough that early readers might also be able to read the story themselves. A delightful story that will be enjoyed over many re-readings. Reviewer: Tima Murrell
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Oh So (yes, that's his name) may be tiny, but his dreams are big. In them he's as big as a mountain, a forest, and a dragon. Of course, a big bunny gets mighty hungry, "so he dreams of sweet clover as tall as trees, of crunchy carrots as big as railroad cars, and fields of lettuce as wide as the oceans." But Oh So's dreams are missing something-a friend. His loneliness is interrupted when he is awakened by a nibble on his ear, by a bunny just like himself. Perhaps being tiny isn't so bad after all. Kirk's oil illustrations, reminiscent of those in his "Miss Spider" series (Scholastic), give the text life. The bright, bold colors are practically luminescent. With his open mouth, white fur, and clear blue eyes, Oh So nearly jumps from the page. Kirk sneaks in lots of details and whimsy as well.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH
Kirkus Reviews
A tiny bunny's nighttime flights of fancy soar straight up to the stars. Oh So Tiny (Oh So for short) starts off his story as just another little bunny playing with ordinary garden creatures. But he longs to be big--as a dragon, a forest and even a mountain, echoing the feelings of the 2- and 3-year-olds who will grab onto this story and demand repeated rereadings. As Oh So's fantasy expands, he becomes taller than a forest and bigger than bears and mountains. He finds gigantic, tree-sized clover and drives a train of "crunchy carrots as big as railroad cars," with carrot-shaped fish swimming through an ocean of lettuce. But then Oh So grows lonely and wishes for companionship, returning to his former tiny size and meeting a pretty, long-lashed bunny who offers him a clover blossom of his own in a gentle, satisfying conclusion. Fluorescent colors, unusual perspectives and an irresistible, blue-eyed bunny with a glowing pink nose draw readers in, but it's the emotional flow of the text and the wildly exuberant ego exploration that make this fanciful story memorable. Keep dreaming, little Oh So. You are oh so sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)
From the Publisher

“Kirk sneaks in lots of details and whimsy.” —School Library Journal

“Fluorescent colors, unusual perspectives and an irresistible, blue-eyed bunny with a glowing pink nose draw readers in, but it's the emotional flow of the text and the wildly exuberant ego exploration that make this fanciful story memorable. Keep dreaming, little Oh So. You are oh so sweet.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Kirk knows his audience, and they will be charmed.” —Publishers Weekly

“From the creator of Miss Spider's Tea Party (1994) comes this tale of a very small bunny with very big dreams. With the images and lilt of a bedtime book, this should find plenty of small-sized fans.” —Booklist

“Children will love the creative story and pictures that compliment it. It is a great start to fueling a child's imagination. The type is large enough and the vocabulary is simple enough that early readers might also be able to read the story themselves. A delightful story that will be enjoyed over many re-readings.” —Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250016881
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
1,136,364
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author


David Kirk is the creator of Miss Spider, who appears in many well-loved children's books, in her own television series, and in a number of popular apps. An inventor as well as an author, David started several toy companies, including Ovicular Toyworks, and most recently, the Sunny Patch brand. He lives in King Ferry, New York, with his wife, Kathy, and their daughters, Primrose and Wisteria. They are happily surrounded by a large and well-fed army of chipmunks, squirrels, groundhogs, skunks, possums, deer, and most of all, bunnies.

David Kirk is the creator of Miss Spider, who appears in many well-loved children's books, in her own television series, and in a number of popular apps. An inventor as well as an author, David started several toy companies, including Ovicular Toyworks, and most recently, the Sunny Patch brand. He lives in King Ferry, New York, with his wife, Kathy, and their daughters, Primrose and Wisteria. They are happily surrounded by a large and well-fed army of chipmunks, squirrels, groundhogs, skunks, possums, deer, and most of all, bunnies.

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