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Two bunny buddies
Galbraith, Kathryn Osebold.
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Publication Information:
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
On their way to have lunch together, two friends have an argument but when they go their separate ways, each misses his buddy.
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Accelerated Reader 0.9

Accelerated Reader AR LG 0.9 0.5 165163.
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Central Library J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books

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What happens when you have a spat with your best bunny buddy? You might hop, hop, hop in different directions . . . but when you find the juiciest berries and the sweetest clover, there won't be anyone nearby to share them! Quick! Hop, hop, hop back down the path to find your buddy again. Even when you disagree, everything in life is much more delicious with a bunny buddy at your side. In very few words and vibrant pictures, this is a story of a friendship, a fight, and a reconciliation--just what every bunny needs to hear sometimes.

Author Notes

Kathryn O. Galbraith is the author of many playful and poetic picture books, including  Boo, Bunny!, illustrated by Jeff Mack. She lives in Tacoma, Washington. Joe Cepeda is the illustrator of many vibrant and popular picture books, including The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison and Cub's Big World by Sarah L. Thomson. He lives in Southern California.

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Booklist Review

The volatility of the preschool temperament is showcased in this sweet picture book about conflict resolution. It's a hot day, and two bunny buddies want to stop for lunch. But they can't decide which path to take, so a simple decision escalates into name-calling and the bunnies going their separate ways in a huff. As fiercely as they feel their anger, so do they feel remorse when each realizes no buddy is at hand to share the good things they've found to eat. A swift reunion and picnic ensues. Adults will not need to reiterate the message of the book the minimal text and the illustrations of the bunnies set against pastel pages does the job effectively. When the buddies realize what they've done, they look as miserable as any child who has ever lashed out and then experienced isolation born of regret. Emergent readers could tackle this book on their own, but this is a story best shared. Preferably with a buddy.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2014 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

In a stark, Godot-esque landscape, a jagged path diverges and two bunny BFFs can't agree which way to go. The discourse quickly deteriorates ("Carrot Head!" "Beetle Brain!"), and the bunnies split up ("One bunny here. One bunny there"). But when the bunnies both spot delicious treats ("Berries, red and ripe" "Clover, green and sweet"), they realize simultaneously that they're better off nibbling and munching together. There's something deeply resonant about the way Galbraith (Where Is Baby?) and Cepeda (Cub's Big World) distill their story down to its essential visual and verbal elements. Cepeda's bold, scraggly ink line conveys both a daunting environment (albeit one rendered in Easter egg colors) and two strong personalities. Okay, maybe it's not Beckett, but don't be surprised if it prompts good discussion about what friends owe each other. One thing is certain: it's easier to go on when one has a full stomach and a good friend to lean on during naptime. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Liza Pulitzer Voges, Eden Street Literary. Illustrator's agent: Jennifer Rofe, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Two hungry pals have a falling out over which path to take. Their argument grows heated with hurled insults of "Carrot Head" and "Beetle Brain." The bunnies hop their separate ways, but their individual discoveries of clover and berries seem bitter when "there is no buddy to see." Remorseful, "One bunny sighs" and "One bunny cries." Meeting in the middle, the pair nibble a collective lunch and realize that life is sweeter when shared with a friend. The spare text evocatively captures the spat and reconciliation. Cepeda's charming, digitally enhanced line drawings show the floppy-eared companions expressing a range of emotions, from squinty-eyed anger to open-armed jubilation. Pair this story with Genevieve Cote's Without You (Kids Can, 2011) for a friendship-themed storytime.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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