One Brown Bunny

One Brown Bunny

by Marion Dane Bauer, Ivan Bates
     
 

Award-winning duo Marion Dane Bauer and Ivan Bates bring counting to life with this new sweet story about friendship!

One brown bunny went out one day to find a friend who'd like to play.

Join brown bunny in search of friends in the forest. Marion Dane Bauer's charming and ryhmic text paired with Ivan Bates's bold illustrations will draw children into a

Overview


Award-winning duo Marion Dane Bauer and Ivan Bates bring counting to life with this new sweet story about friendship!

One brown bunny went out one day to find a friend who'd like to play.

Join brown bunny in search of friends in the forest. Marion Dane Bauer's charming and ryhmic text paired with Ivan Bates's bold illustrations will draw children into a wonderful world of friendship, animals, and counting.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Brooks
A sweet and complete picture book, this softly sketched and easily rhymed story also offers a beginner's counting concept. Searching for a playmate, a precious, furry faced brown bunny journeys across the meadows and gardens near his woodland home. His expressive face fades from anticipation to bewilderment as the story builds, leading him to approach possible companions. Persistent and determined, he hops on and hopes, but each creature he finds moves on, in twos, then threes, and up to ten. Bees, flowers, clouds, mice, snakes—no where can the lonesome little bunny locate a buddy. In the end a dejected bunny turns the corner to find all his friends have not rejected him but have gathered together and are waiting to play with him. In the place of one friend, this little rabbit has found a forest full. The pastels pictures present peaceful scenes that make this an ideal, calming bedtime read for little ones. The natural, flowing rhyme will encourage them to read along. Reviewer: Deborah Zink Brooks
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

Bunny is looking for a friend. He meets two red birds, three black bears, etc., but the woodland creatures are too busy to tarry. Poor Bunny is left all alone, but then all of the animals join him. Although the text is not as lyrical or imaginative as her If Frogs Made Weather (Holiday House, 2005), Bauer maintains a steady rhyme and meter throughout. Most of the story flows naturally, but the end of the book is rather abrupt. The animals that rudely ignored Bunny suddenly appear from nowhere, ready to play. Bates's pastel watercolor illustrations are carefully rendered and child friendly. His animals are well drawn and he blends colors to create a soft, sunny appearance. Since this is, at least in part, a book about colors, the use of multiple hues to depict some objects may give some literal children pause. Overall, though, this is a simple and pleasant concept book.-Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT

Kirkus Reviews
A bright-eyed little bunny looks for playmates to share a sunny day in this engaging, energetic counting rhyme. Coupled with Bates's bright, dynamic illustrations that place a curious, slightly rumpled protagonist in an inviting forest landscape, the text bounces along cheerfully as Bunny searches for friends to join him, finding two red birds, three black bears and other progressively larger groups of colorful forest inhabitants. He finds fish, snakes, bees and flowers in turn but like the clouds and butterflies, all are unresponsive or busy. Bunny is discouraged. Is he really all alone? Of course not! Young children will delight in the final surprise and identify readily with Bunny's plight as they soar along with the catchy rhyme, study the appealing pictures, identify common animals, objects and colors and practice numbers from one to ten. A strong selection that showcases many basic concepts in an entertaining, fun-filled manner, and a solid choice for school or home. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439680103
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD340L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Marion Dane Bauer has written fiction and nonfiction, picture books, chapter books, young adult novels. Her bestselling novel On My Honor was named a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Minnesota.

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