Here Is Big Bunny

illus. by Steve Henry. 32p. Holiday House. 2016. Tr $15.95. ISBN 9780823434589; ebk. $15.95. ISBN 9780823435906.
PreS-Gr 1—Big Bunny is a humongous white rabbit who towers over busy city streets. The inhabitants of this city are anthropomorphized animals who go about their daily activities despite the presence of Big Bunny, who is shown piecemeal—a foot, a hand, a tail— for the early sections of the book. The urban residents are depicted visiting a modern art museum, shopping, playing at a park, and even sunbathing on a roof. Each scene is jam-packed with vibrant details and activities. Readers are guided by simple sentences to search these pictures for parts of Big Bunny, such as large white ears poking out among rooftops and an eye spying on an art class through a skylight. At the end of the book, Big Bunny is revealed in his entirety. An author's note explains Big Bunny's inspiration.
VERDICT This simple story with its detailed ink and paint illustrations will please beginning readers.

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