The Resource A boy and his bunny, by Sean Bryan ; illustrated by Tom Murphy

A boy and his bunny, by Sean Bryan ; illustrated by Tom Murphy

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A boy and his bunny
Title
A boy and his bunny
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by Sean Bryan ; illustrated by Tom Murphy
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eng
Summary
One morning, a boy wakes up with a rabbit on his head and, although his mother is skeptical, he soon discovers that he can be fed, ride a bobsled, and even look cool with a rabbit on his head
Title
A boy and his bunny
Creator
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Summary
One morning, a boy wakes up with a rabbit on his head and, although his mother is skeptical, he soon discovers that he can be fed, ride a bobsled, and even look cool with a rabbit on his head
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Review
  • PreS-Gr 1 –While Mother is puzzled when her son wakes up with an animal on his head, he isn't perturbed. In fact, the creature lets her know that “you can do anything with a bunny on your head.” And so the fanciful story goes. The bunny explains that “peanut butter can be spread” and “books can be read with a bunny on your head.” Only pale blue and yellow color the spare line drawings, yet they go a long way in embellishing this quirky and imaginative tale. The large font emphasizes the white space. On the final page, the boy's sister enters, sporting her own animal. An amusing picture book that warrants repeated readings.– Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA --Blair Christolon (Reviewed June 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 6, p106)
  • In this amiable frippery about a bad hare day, a boy wakes up "with a bunny on his head.... 'Good morning,' said Fred, the bunny on his head." The boy, drawn in a casual scrawl against tints of minimal blues and yellows, smiles up at his white, long-eared companion. The boy's mother gently observes, "You know, I hate to tell you, but it's got to be said.../ You have a great big bunny on your head!" Fred, sensing disapproval, insists this is no hindrance: "Books can be read with a bunny on your head./ Peanut butter can be spread with a bunny on your head," he says, as artwork depicts the boy performing everyday tasks. The child takes up Fred's logic in a repetitive fashion that recalls Green Eggs and Ham . "You could build a tool shed with a bunny on your head./ You could drive a moped with a bunny on your head," he surmises, and a sketch shows the bunny balancing nimbly on a construction hat and crash helmet. The mother relents ("I take back what I said. You look pretty cool with that bunny on your head"), convinced that the situation is absurd but livable. Debut author Bryan's silly rhymes and first-time children's book artist Murphy's effortless doodles imply that readers might invent more bunny-on-your-head activities, while the parent-child conversation implies that kid couture need not be cause for alarm. Ages 3-6. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed January 31, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 5, p66)
  • Likely to tickle many a preschool listener's ribs, this droll episode pairs simply drawn, two-color pictures with a text that takes relentless advantage of repetition and rhymes for "head." Having gotten out of bed with a rabbit (named, naturally, Fred) on his head, a lad proceeds down to get fed, and brings his understandably astonished mother around to acceptance by proving that bunny-capped is not handicapped: "Books can be read with a bunny on your head. Peanut butter can be spread with a bunny on your head," and more, on to even, "explore the seabed. . . ." " 'Wow,' Mom exclaims at last, 'You look pretty cool with that bunny on your head!' " Sister's subsequent entrance with an entirely different sort of creature on her noggin adds a final giggle to this cousin of David Small's Imogene's Antlers (1985). (Picture book. 4-6) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2005)
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
preschool
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by Sean Bryan ; illustrations by Tom Murphy
Label
A boy and his bunny, by Sean Bryan ; illustrated by Tom Murphy
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781415568989
Isbn Type
(BWI bdg.)
Lccn
2003027334
Other physical details
col. ill.

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