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Bunny Bus
By (author): Ammi-Joan Paquette Illustrated by: Lesley Breen Withrow
9780374302252 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 2 - 4 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits Jan 17, 2017 Print Run: 40000
$23.99 CAD
Active 10.34 x 10.37 x 0.36 in | 400 gr 32 pages Full color illustrations throughout Farrar Straus & Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Hop,
hop,
hop,
STOP!
Are you ready to climb aboard the Bunny Bus? Up one hill. Down another. Come join the eager troop of animal friends as they bounce along to the Easter Parade.

A picture book perfect for those who love cute animals and vehicles—ideal for springtime and Easter.

Ammi-Joan Paquette is the author of several picture books, includingGhost in the House,The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies, andPetey and Pru and the Hullabaloo. She lives with her family in the Boston area, where she keeps a sharp lookout for any passing bunnies—smallor big!

Lesley Breen Withrow is an artist and illustrator whose artwork can be seen on many products including stationery items, children's apps, and toys. She is also the illustrator ofYou're My Boo by Kate Dopirak. Lesley lives with her family on beautiful Cape Cod, where she and her daughter first came up with the idea of a bus shaped like a bunny.

"With a quick-paced gait, the rhyming verse celebrates every stop Bunny Bus makes...Illustrator Withrow's bright characters are reminiscent of Richard Scarry's, with jolly animals dressed in their Sunday best, resplendent with plaids, patterns, and purses." —Kirkus

"Featuring cheerful, colorful art, rhyming text, cute animal characters, and an animated bunny-shaped bus,
this upbeat Easter-themed read is a playful secular take on the holiday...The detailed, Richard Scarry–like illustrations, incorporating varied textures and patterns, cartoonish touches, and springlike hues, have childlike charm and appeal, as do the brightly attired animal characters and expressive bus, perky ears, fluffy tail, and all. Playful details throughout and decorative endpapers with an embellished egglike motif add further flair to this entertaining celebration of the springtimeholiday."—Booklist

"The illustrations are adorable and playful...The charming spirit of those riding the bus, who pitch in and share the burden, results in a heartwarming message. Paquette’s rhyming, repeating text makes this a suitable read-aloud, with audience participation at the refrain of “hop, hop, stop!” VERDICT For libraries looking to diversify their holiday collections." —School Library Journal

"Withrow’s scraggly pencils, lined-paper backdrops, and splashes of color and pattern create an exuberant atmosphere that’s only briefly interrupted when the overloaded bus temporarily breaks down, sending carrots and painted eggs flying. It’s a novel spin on familiar Easter themes." —Publishers Weekly

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