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Bunnies on the Go: Getting from Place to Place
     

Bunnies on the Go: Getting from Place to Place

by Rick Walton, Paige Miglio (Illustrator)
 

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From train to tractor, from boat to balloon, join the fun as an active bunny family takes a cross-country vacation.

the team who celebrated the alphabet in So Many Bunnies and telling time in Bunny Day now introduces young readers to different modes of transportation. All family vacations should be this much fun!

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From train to tractor, from boat to balloon, join the fun as an active bunny family takes a cross-country vacation.

the team who celebrated the alphabet in So Many Bunnies and telling time in Bunny Day now introduces young readers to different modes of transportation. All family vacations should be this much fun!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Here's a winner! It is a transportation book told in riddles and rhymes! An adorable bunny family takes a trip to Grandma's, and on the way they ride in a car, train, and wagon. While there, they ride on a tractor, boat, bike, truck, bus, ferry, and in a hot air balloon. Finally, a taxi takes them to their plane. "The bunnies love to ride and roam, But best of all is coming home!" The text is set in a box, and backed with a color that contrasts nicely with the illustration. The vocabulary used is well chosen, and appropriate for the age of the child for whom the book is designed. The poetry works! It rhymes (wow... "fact her" and "tractor") and scans perfectly. Wonderful colored illustrations of this charming clothed family of individual and distinguishable rabbits make this a great choice for a story time; you can count on the children chiming in on the responses! 2003, HarperCollins,
— Candace Deisley
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-The bunnies that introduced wee ones to the alphabet, counting, and time are back in this merry little travelogue. The family sets off for a vacation filled with just about every mode of transportation imaginable, including a car, train, ferry, tractor, and, finally, an airplane ride home. The rhyming text allows children the chance to shout out the missing last word before the turn of the page: "Bunnies pedal over the hills,/Chasing, racing, taking spills,/Jumping ditches, getting stuck./Now, bunnies, hop into the-." Each colorful spread is dominated by a particular conveyance and hides a visual hint on how the creatures will get to their next destination. For the story's sake, these animals have handlike paws. The closing spread fails to show how the bunnies get from the airport to their home, an omission that stops the fun of the visual game. Still, the book is amusing, and children will enjoy guessing the next words and looking for the clues.-Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Walton and Miglio (Bunny Day, 2002, etc.) are back with even more bunnies. This time, the bunnies are off to explore the world. Each spread features a different form of transportation, and the next manner of conveyance appears hidden, sometime obviously, sometimes not, in the picture. Readers or young listeners can guess from picture and rhyme clues what mode of transport will be next. "Vacation time is here, and so / Pack your bags. It’s time to go. / Bunnies, we’ll be traveling far, / Every bunny, into the . . . " The final rhyme is left for the audience to supply until they turn the page for: "Car," which is followed by its own four-line poem and ellipses. Watercolor-and-pencil illustrations are bright, and the anthropomorphic rabbits are expressive as in this duo’s previous offerings. The triple threat combination of bunnies, methods of transportation, and the guessing game format will make this a popular pick for lap or group story times. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060291860
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
1ST Library Bound
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Rick Walton is the author of a lot of books for kids. He has written books about bunnies, bears, pigs, dogs, dinosaurs, bullfrogs, sheep, foxes, cows, cats, alligators, mice, and rats. But this is his first book about a gorilla. He lives in Provo, Utah, with whatever people and animals happen to be visiting at the moment. Girl & Gorilla is based on his life. He is Gorilla.

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