Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move

Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move

by John Himmelman


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Isabel is back! The best bunjitsu artist in her class, she can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than any-bunny else. But her strongest weapon is her mind!

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250090492
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Series: Bunjitsu Bunny Series , #2
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 336,491
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

John Himmelman is the author and illustrator of more than seventy-five books for children, including Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny. He is also the author of Chickens to the Rescue, Duck to the Rescue, Katie Loves the Kittens, and Katie and the Puppy Next Door. As a martial arts student and instructor, he has a lot of experience with the human version of bunjitsu. He lives in Connecticut with his artist wife, Betsy.

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Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move

By John Himmelman

Henry Holt and Company

Copyright © 2015 John Himmelman
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-8050-9973-7



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


Title Page,
Copyright Notice,
Bunjitsu Bunny Fails!,
Mountain Goat,
Just DO It!,
One Hundred Squirrels,
The Climb,
The Chore,
Your Best Move,
Mole Hole,
Paper Bunny,
How to Make a Bunny Face,
The Bunjitsu Code,
About the Author,
Also by John Himmelman,

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