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Bunny and me
Greenspun, Adele Aron.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Simple text and photographs present Baby and Bunny playing together.
General Note:
"Cartwheel books."
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Adorable photos of a chubby-cheeked baby and his funny bunny friend and a witty text make this lovable book a charmer for children of all ages. Full-color photos.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-6. Here's a perfectly delicious picture book for the smallest of children, with bewitchingly tinted, computer-enhanced photographs. "Baby sees Bunny. Bunny sees Baby," begins the text, illustrated by a picture of a cherubic infant in pastel-colored knit togs who spies a flop-eared bunny. Against a bordered lavender-and mint-colored landscape, the two pop bubbles, wear beads, and do a little giggling and nibbling before Bunny hops away. Tear-stricken Baby looks high and low until Bunny is found again. A different beautiful border of architectural and floral patterns holds each of the dreamily imagined landscapes, which are usually suggested only by a few leaves, a handful of mist, or a lightly sketched tree. Bunny and Baby are photographed closeup in their parallel play, and the trompe l'oeil images will delight toddlers and engage their caregivers. Pair this with Peter McCarty's Little Bunny on the Move [BKL D 15 99] for a warm, flop-eared story time. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido

Publisher's Weekly Review

Softly colored photographs of a baby and a lop-eared rabbit depict a tale of companions separated and reunited from a mother-daughter team. Using mirrored poses and activities ("Baby touches Bunny's nose. Bunny touches Baby's toes"), Greenspun (Daddies) effectively establishes a rapport between baby and bunny in the first several spreads. But when Bunny hops off, the compositions of the lone baby look askew and forlorn after the symmetry of the previous pairings; a close-up of the baby's crying face, with only text on the facing page--"Come back, Bunny!"--borders on melodrama. Before long, however, the two are back together: "Funny buddies. Baby and Bunny." Schwarz tints the photos and creates detail and texture for the images' misty, leaf-strewn backgrounds; she also adds borders that layer patterns resembling lace, carved picture frames, ribbons, beading and neoclassical motifs. The combined effect is overwrought and overly formal; the ornate treatment is at odds with the disarmingly plain outlines of this pleasing friendship. Ages 6 mos.-5 yrs. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-This photo-essay details an encounter between a baby clad in hand-knit attire and a bunny who share the simple pleasures of touch, bubbles, dress-up, and books. Things go awry when Bunny disappears into the landscape chasing a stray ball. Baby is bereft until she channels her grief into a new game-hide-and-seek. The tale ends happily when the rabbit is discovered in a basket and the buddies are reunited. The interplay between this sweet duo will engage youngsters although adults may want to caution children not to approach or touch strange animals. An interesting blend of enhanced photographs mounted against painted bucolic backgrounds that are then framed by richly textured borders illustrate the infant's adventure. A palette of pale yellow, greens, and lavender dominates the pages. The single pages are more immediate and effective than the double-page spreads, which at times seem unbalanced and unfocused. This fairly minor quibble will not prevent the book from being used effectively in toddler storytimes as well as for one-on-one sharing.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.