Monday, October 2, 2017

Bunny's Book Club

Bunny's Book Club. Annie Silvestro. Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. 2017. 32 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Bunny loved books. He'd loved them ever since he first heard the lady with the red glasses reading aloud outside the library. As he listened, Bunny imagined himself climbing mountains...captaining a ship...ruling a kingdom...but when summer ended, story time moved back inside. Bunny wasn't sure if animals were allowed in the library. But Bunny was sure he couldn't live without books.

Premise/plot: With a little imagination, Bunny--our hero--figures out a way to keep getting access to the books and stories at the library. And Bunny's love for books is contagious. Soon there are other animals that have a NEED for books.

My thoughts: Bunny's Book Club is ADORABLE. Before a single sentence was read, I was in love. The end papers are perfect. If an award was given each year for the best end papers, this one would win. The book lived up to the awesomeness of the end papers. It was everything I wanted--no, needed--it to be. I loved Bunny. I loved Bunny's friends. I loved their way into the library--the book return slot. It was hilarious to see BEAR trying to get in through the slot. I loved the message: books can lead to new friends.

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 10 out of 10

© 2017 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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