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Hungry Bunny
illus. by Claudia Rueda. 60p. Chronicle. Sept. 2018. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781452162553.
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OrangeReviewStarPreS-K—This interactive adventure invites readers to assist a very hungry Bunny with a "tummy rumble" as he gathers apples to take home. Large font instructions in colorfully contrasting red text plead with children to "shake" apples and "blow" leaves from a tree, while a helpful attached ribbon of a scarf allows readers to "grab," "place," "hold," and eventually "make a bridge" while assisting Bunny. The way home is filled with additional instructions, propelling Bunny's wagon faster as children tilt, rock, and turn the book to move him along toward home—just in time to pop through a hole and add apples to Mom's homemade pie. The simplicity of cartoon images enhanced by graphite pencil shading with minimal use of bold color allows the easy identification of Bunny's actions, expressions, and important objects on the page. Text separated on facing pages emphasizes action words and invites readers to follow Bunny's activity through turning pages.
VERDICT This engaging title encourages listening, identification of events in the story, and interactivity. A first choice for libraries.

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