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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Big Bad Bunny

Big Bad Bunny

Spring 2008 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Franny Billingsley
Illustrator: G. Brian Karas
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1416906010
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Of all the animals in the wilds of nature, Big Bad Bunny is the wildest. She storms through scratches around with huge claws and roars through large, sharp teeth. Nothing seems able to tame her ferocious disposition. In a parallel world, Mama Mouse is lovingly tucking her little ones in for a nap. When she gets to the third bed, she sees that Baby Boo-Boo is missing. Out she scurries into that wild searching for precious Baby Boo-Boo.

Told from alternating points of view, the two main characters come together in a thoroughly satisfying denouement. Young children will be enthralled by the temporary tension of a mother searching for her lost child. They will identify with the two worlds, and relish the delightful ending.

Kemie Nix   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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