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Read to Your Bunny

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From bestselling author/illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a charming, rhyming story that children will want to hear again and again. An invitation for parents and children to read together every day, this picture book promises: Read to your bunny often, and your bunny will read to you. Full color.

Celebrates reading with a child.

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From bestselling author/illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a charming, rhyming story that children will want to hear again and again. An invitation for parents and children to read together every day, this picture book promises: Read to your bunny often, and your bunny will read to you. Full color.

Celebrates reading with a child.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Books for youngest readers featuring well-known characters are back in books with new sizes and formats. Rosemary Wells's Read to Your Bunny, which featured prominently in the 1997 "Read to Your Bunny" campaign, is now available in a larger, lap-size board book edition. About the original edition PW wrote, "The joy of reading shines on every fuzzy face." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this cozy square volume inspired by a literacy campaign slogan, said PW, "The joy of reading shines on every fuzzy face." Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Patricia Timbrook
Why read to a child often? Is it really worth the time and effort? This well-known children's author/illustrator addresses this issue well in just nine illustrations and forty words in her small, colorful picture book. On the left-hand side of the page, the phrase, "It's twenty minutes of..." is accompanied by an illustration of an adult rabbit and a bunny reading a book together-and it's not only for bedtime. Be they an older, grandfatherly-looking rabbit with a boy bunny or a mommy rabbit with a girl bunny, be they a white rabbit and bunny, or tan, black, brown, or gray, all illustrate variety of cultures and adventures while reading. Bunnies fly a plane, take a bath, cook, ice skate, and sun themselves on the beach, all while reading a book together. The use of blocked and bordered illustrations and text seems to echo the message that short, meaningful blocks of time here and there can achieve the goal of getting kids to love reading. The book closes with a final "Hooray! for reading to a child" by telling and showing that ultimately, the child will read to the adult.
School Library Journal
PreSA celebration of the pleasures of reading that will have more appeal to adults than to preschoolers. Using a multicolored cast of bunnies, Wells shows that reading can be done anywhereon a plane or a boat, or even in a bathtub. "Read to your bunny often,/It's twenty minutes of fun./It's twenty minutes of moonlight,/And twenty minutes of sun." A final note again stresses the value of reading to children. While this message-laden story could have been overwhelming, Wells manages to steer clear of didacticism through her heartwarming illustrations. Each framed scene is a loving tribute both precise and precious and wholly satisfying in artistic presentation and integrity. The book's small size and large print make this a perfect gift for new parents or for anyone who reads to children.Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439087179
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 241,397
  • Age range: 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 6.04 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    Delightful....with a strong and urgent message

    This book should be on every expectant parents list! It is beautifully illustrated and written in simple language, yet it carries a powerful message. Reading is a wonderful way of sharing a part of our busy lives with our children, and it only 'costs twenty minutes and a library card'. Rosemary Wells also includes a two-page message to parents at the end of the book that tells us how and why we should should reserve a special time and place for reading activities with our children. The message in this book will stay with you long after you finish it...It can serve as a daily reminder and as a daily source of encouragement as we lure our children into the magical world of reading. A truly wonderful book.... Cris

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