Cover image for Buddy and the bunnies in : Don't play with your food
Title:
Buddy and the bunnies in : Don't play with your food
Author:
Shea, Bob, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Disney-Hyperion Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
"A monster named Buddy is determined to eat some cute little bunnies, until they prove to be more enjoyable as playmates"--
General Note:
"An official Bob Shea story"--Cover.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 164684.
ISBN:
9781423168072
Format :
Book

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Buddy is a monster, and a very hungry one at that! His meal of choice would be a normally be a delicious plate of cute little bunnies, but they have many distractions planned; swimming trips, rides at the carnival, they even form a Buddy Fan Club! As buddy begins to realise he has been tricked he comes to decide bunnies aren't food, they're friends! A charming and clever tale of survival which promotes the power of friendship between all different groups (human or not!), this sweet and not-so-scary monster is sure to become a children's future favourite.


Author Notes


Bob Shea is the author-illustrator of several picture books on the Disney-Hyperion list, such as UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT, and four books in the DINOSAUR VS. series. He also created animations, graphics, and logos that have been seen on Comedy Central, PBS, Nick Jr., and Noggin. He and his wife, Colleen, run their own graphic design company called Perfectly Nice, and their son Ryan inspired the character Dinosaur. When Bob isn't out on the road promoting his books, he lives and works in Madison, Connecticut.


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Booklist Review

Like the dinosaur in Shea's Dinosaur Vs. books and the shark in I'm a Shark (2011), Buddy, a bunny-eating monster, should be big and scary, but instead he is packed with goofy charisma that kids will find irresistible. Buddy is a great big orange-striped monster who shows up and announces that he is going to dine on all bunnies present. The bunnies, however, are just about to bake some cupcakes. Like any sensible, hungry monster, Buddy decides cupcakes first. Bunnies for dessert. When he is finished with the cupcakes, though, he has no room left for bunnies, and he promises to come back tomorrow. And so it goes, through one trick after another, as Buddy is outsmarted, until he finally realizes that the bunnies make better friends than tasty treats. Shea's crazy humor pervades the book, from the hilarious back and forth between potential diner and would-be meal to his floppy, exaggerated art, filled with warm colors and cheery personality. Adults will be delighted to share this with young readers.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The star of Shea's Dinosaur vs. books may dominate his foes, but not so with shaggy, orange-striped, and ill-tempered Buddy the monster, who tries and fails to eat a passel of cute, white bunnies. "No, please, no! We were about to make cupcakes!" three bunnies wail, stopping him in his tracks. "They played hide-and-seek while the cupcakes baked," and Buddy fills up on treats. He returns the next day, and five bunnies propose that they go swimming. "If you bunnies are half as delicious as you are nice, I am in for a treat," Buddy admits. The next day, seven bunnies take him to the carnival (sticking to "spinny, whippy rides" that give Buddy an upset stomach), and the next, eleven admonish him with the book's sideways title. With recent longer comedies like this one and Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, Shea's digital art and one-joke narratives have blossomed. While this romp predictably favors the underdogs, Shea's energized colors, subtle background textures, and manic visuals keep the eye moving, while the shouty dialogue, hapless monster, and sneaky rabbits amplify the silly suspense. Ages 4-8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Buddy, a monster, has no use for flowers, trees, or pretty much anything in nature. What he really wants is bunnies. "I'm going to eat all you bunnies!" he announces to three rabbits. They convince him to play hide-and-seek until their cupcakes come out of the oven and, after munching the goodies, he's too full to eat bunnies. "Would you bunnies mind if I eat you tomorrow?" he asks. The next day they entice him to go swimming before he eats them. "You musn't go swimming right after you eat! You'll get a cramp!" Then "they look so cute when they're napping" after their swim that he can't possibly eat them. Next the bunnies form a "Stripey-Stripe Club" in Buddy's honor and vote to spend a day at the carnival, which makes him too dizzy to eat them. "Okay, no more fooling around./Today I'm going to eat you bunnies first thing," he declares next day. But the bunnies, in a delightful surprise ending, have an argument their nemesis just can't refute. This is a hilarious romp made all the more enjoyable by Shea's cartoons outlined in black crayon. Buddy is a small orange fellow with bulging eyes and a cavernous mouth, ever seeking a tasty bunny treat. Backgrounds change continually and are often decorated with stars, curlicues, and other symbols. The carnival day, depicted on black ground, is especially bold. Alert readers will notice the bunnies keep multiplying. Pair this laugh-out-loud caper with Linda Bailey's Toads on Toast (Kids Can, 2012).-Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.