With even more fun, adventures, and wisdom than before, Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move by author/artist John Himmelman continues to charm in this beguilingly funny chapter book series on one bunny's feats in martial arts. The lively story about a kind and wise rabbit, with two-color illustrations, will appeal to young martial arts fans.
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Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
By John Himmelman
Henry Holt and CompanyCopyright © 2015 John Himmelman
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Isabel was the best bunjitsu artist in her school. She could kick higher than anyone. She could hit harder than anyone. She could throw her classmates farther than anyone.
Some were frightened of her. But Isabel never hurt another creature, unless she had to.
"Bunjitsu is not just about kicking, hitting, and throwing," she said. "It is about finding ways NOT to kick, hit, and throw."
They called her Bunjitsu Bunny.
One day, Isabel and her brother, Max, sat in a field. "Look at our shadows on the rock," said Isabel.
"Let's see how well they know bunjitsu," said Max. Max kicked his foot in the air. His shadow kicked its foot in the air. Isabel blocked the kick. Isabel's shadow blocked the kick.
"This is fun!" said Isabel.
Max's and Isabel's shadows fought each other.
"My shadow has big teeth!" said Max.
Isabel laughed. "My shadow has big antlers!" she said.
"My shadow has wings and can fly!" said Max.
"My shadow can tickle your shadow so it can't fly." Isabel laughed again.
Max moved away from the rock. His shadow grew twice as large. "Now you have to fight a giant bear." Max's shadow pounded Isabel's shadow with great big paws. Isabel's shadow fell to the ground.
"My shadow has defeated the shadow of Bunjitsu Bunny!" said Max.
Isabel stood up and walked toward the rock.
"Now your shadow is like a little mouse," said Max.
"A quick little mouse," said Isabel.
Max's shadow tried to grab her shadow. Isabel's shadow darted away. Max's shadow tried to punch Isabel's shadow. Isabel's shadow darted away. Her little shadow was too quick for Max's shadow.
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Table of Contents
Bunjitsu Bunny Fails!,
Just DO It!,
One Hundred Squirrels,
Your Best Move,
How to Make a Bunny Face,
The Bunjitsu Code,
About the Author,
Also by John Himmelman,