Bunny and Bird, who first united in Will You Be My Friend?, are joined by Squirrel and Chipmunk for a game of winter hide-and-seek in Where Did Bunny Go? by Nancy Tafuri. Children will be able to spot Bunny concealed in a hollow log, but Bird and her friends can't. Bird quickly turns despondent, convinced that Bunny ran away until he emerges and assures Bird of his affection. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Bunny and Bird, who teamed up in Will You Be My Friend? are joined by Squirrel and Chipmunk for a game of winter hide-and-seek in Where Did Bunny Go? by Nancy Tafuri. Bunny, however, is too clever in his choice of a hiding place and, when Bird can't find him, the feathered fellow turns despondent until Bunny emerges from a log. Tafuri enhances the springtime setting with crisp illustrations befitting the season. ( Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
This sequel to Will You Be My Friend? will be enjoyed by preschool children and their caregivers. In a snowy landscape, best friends Bunny and Bird (a Tufted Titmouse) are joined by Squirrel and Chipmunk in games of follow-the-leader and hide-and-seek. Bird finds Squirrel and Chipmunk, but where is Bunny? Bird worries that Bunny no longer wants to be her friend. Could he have run away? The observant child may spot the hidden Bunny before his friends do. Of course, all ends happily, and Bunny assures Bird that she is not only his friend, but his best friend. The large format makes this a good choice for reading aloud as well as for sharing one on one. Bright red berries and carefully rendered details in the grasses and winter branches add interest to the whites, blues, soft browns and grays of the pictures. 2002, Scholastic, $15.95. Ages 2 to 5. Reviewer: Linnea Hendrickson
PreS-K-Bunny and Bird are excited to see a whole field of new snow in which to play. Squirrel and Chipmunk can't resist the fun and join in a game of hide-and-seek. When none of the animals can find Bunny, Bird becomes worried that he doesn't want to be friends any more and has run away. Then Bunny bursts out of hiding to assure Bird that they are still best friends. This is a quiet, simple book that still manages to address such ideas as the fear of loss, loyalty, and the value of friendship. Soft illustrations create a cozy, safe world. Double-page spreads emphasize the pure joy the characters feel at the prospect of playing in the fresh, clean snow. An ideal choice for sharing with youngsters at bedtime or at storytime.-Alison Kastner, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
In this sweet, old-fashioned sequel to Will You Be My Friend? (2000), Bunny and Bird join Chipmunk and Squirrel in a snowy game of hide-and-seek. Bird finds the others, but Bunny hides so well, and for so long, that Bird begins to wonder if Bunny has run away. " �I would never run away,' responds Bunny, leaping out of a hollow log, �I am your friend.' " Children alert enough to notice that Bunny's log is visible in nearly every one of Tafuri's spacious, mildly colored winter scenes will have a good idea where he is all along. Carping critics may wonder how these creatures could run about in the snow without leaving tracks, but the tale's underlying warmth of tone is as enjoyable as the appealingly depicted wildlife. And the short, simply phrased, large-type text won't intimidate newer readers, either. (Picture book. 3-6)