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A night-light for Bunny
Hayes, Geoffrey.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
When it is too dark for Bunny to sleep, Papa suggests using light like that of stars and fireflies, but Mama finds the right light in their own burrow.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 76162.

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J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
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"Papa," said Bunny, "I can't sleep. There's too much at night." Papa Bunny picked up his bunny child and kissed her square on the nose. "You need a night-light," he said. With Papa's help, Bunny discovers that the night is with light: the moon, the stars, even a tiny glowworm. But all these lights are too bright or too twinkly or too small to be Bunny's night-light, until finally Mama comes up with the perfect solution. With lyrical words and beautiful, glowing scenes, Geoffrey Hayes creates a bedtime book as warm and comforting as the very best night-light.

Author Notes

Geoffrey Hayes was born in Pasadena, California on December 3, 1947. He studied at Hunter College, the Art Students League, and the School of Visual Arts. Before becoming a children's author and illustrator, he worked in the art department at an advertising firm and in the interior design department at an architectural firm. In 1974, he brought a portfolio of his artwork to Harper and Row. His first picture book, Bear by Himself, was published in 1976. He created more than 50 books for children including the Otto and Uncle Tooth early reader series, Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, and Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!, which won the 2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. He also illustrated several works by other authors including When the Wind Blew by Margaret Wise Brown, which was selected as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He died on June 2, 2017 at the age of 69.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Bunny is having a difficult time falling asleep because "There's too much dark at night." Papa quickly determines that she needs a night-light and the two set off to find one. However, none of his ideas pleases her: the moon is too bright, the stars are too "twinkly," fireflies are too busy, etc. Finally, Mama solves the problem with a small lamp that casts images of ships on the walls. Done in soothing shades of purple and blue, the pastel illustrations feature fuzzy rabbits with large round eyes. This slight tale may appeal to sleepless tots come bedtime, but other selections, such as John Butler's Hush, Little Ones (Peachtree, 2002) and Jane Dyer's Little Brown Bear Won't Take a Nap (Little, Brown, 2002) are more satisfying. An additional purchase.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.