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There's No One I Love Like You
     

There's No One I Love Like You

by Jutta Langreuter, Stephanie Dahle (Illustrator)
 
In this sweet celebration of the love between parent and child, Brayden Bunny doesn’t like it when his mommy asks him to wash his ears and clean his room, so he decides to move in with his friends. But every new home he tries is not quite right. Something is missing! Brayden Bunny soon discovers there’s no place like home—and hugs like Mommy's hugs.

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In this sweet celebration of the love between parent and child, Brayden Bunny doesn’t like it when his mommy asks him to wash his ears and clean his room, so he decides to move in with his friends. But every new home he tries is not quite right. Something is missing! Brayden Bunny soon discovers there’s no place like home—and hugs like Mommy's hugs. "The watercolor illustrations are warm and rich in cheerful domestic detail..." School Library Journal

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Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
Brayden Bunny does n't want to do his chores. He wishes he could go and live with his friends. He decides to leave, but Mommy Bunny predicts that he will be back. He first tries staying with Missy Mouse, but he soon finds that her house is too messy. When he stays with the Badger family, he discovers that they have a funny smell, and so he moves on. He finds that climbing the tree is too hard for him to stay very long with the Squirrel family. Along the way, he misses things about his mommy, like how she scratches his ears. At Cousin Pepi's, everything is wonderful, but he feels a tug in his heart and knows that he is missing someone. He runs home, and there is Mommy Bunny who hugs him and scratches his ears. This is a heartfelt story that is both sweet and beautifully done. Delightful illustrations with nice colors and details provide visual fun with the lovely settings and adorable characters. This is a nice peaceful story for adults to read aloud to young children at bedtime. Reviewer: Vicki Foote
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Brayden Bunny is tired of his life with his family. He's tired of picking up his toys, washing his whiskers, and doing his hippity-hop jumping jacks. Seeking a life of ease, he declares his intention to go live with his friends Missy Mouse, Benny Badger, Fipsi Squirrel, and Cousin Pepi. One by one, however, he finds each household disappointing. Missy's house is too messy, the badgers' too smelly, and the squirrels' too inaccessible. Cousin Pepi's house is fine, but it's missing something intangible. Predictably, Brayden runs home to his mother, who scratches his ears "as only Mommy Bunny could." As a runaway fantasy, this book seems to serve adult readers more effectively than children, inelegantly driving home the point that rules exist for a reason. The didacticism weighs down a story that is fairly slight to begin with. The watercolor illustrations are warm and rich in cheerful domestic detail, but the text is average. Still, it may be popular with caregivers looking for a book to teach the perennial lesson that the grass is always greener in someone else's family. An additional purchase.—Rachael Vilmar, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Salisbury, MD
Kirkus Reviews
In this German import, a bunny is convinced that living with his friends will be easier and more enjoyable than obeying the rules at home. Late one morning, Brayden is reluctant to get out of bed, pick up his toys, wash his whiskers or play with his sisters. He grumbles to his mother, "I wish I could go live with my friends.…I wouldn't have to do chores." When his mother asks him if this is really what he wants to do, he picks up his backpack and leaves. All of Brayden's friends' families warmly welcome him, but no one scratches his ears "like Mommy does." No place is exactly right: Missy Mouse's house is too messy, with toys everywhere; Benny Badger's family smells "a little funny" because they never wash up; Fipsi Squirrel's home is too high up in the tree to climb. Cousin Pepi's house seems perfect until Brayden gets "a curious lump in his bunny throat,…an odd tugging in his bunny tummy [and] a strange jabbing in his bunny heart." Readers will immediately understand what is happening--he is missing his home and his mommy. Soon, Brayden returns, and Mommy Bunny lovingly welcomes him with a perfect scratch on his ears. Langreuter and Dahle's gentle story fails to cover any new ground, but readers will relate to Brayden's experience and perhaps develop a better appreciation for the comforts and rules of home. (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735841260
Publisher:
NorthSouth Books
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,324,473
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jutta Langreuter was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She runs a children’s bookstore in Munich and is the author of many wonderful books for children.

Stefanie Dahle was born in Schwerin, Germany in 1981. She studied illustration at the U

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