Reviews for Boo, Bunny!


Booklist Reviews 2008 October #2
"With a very simple, shivery rhyme and bright shapes on black double-page spreads, this picture book brings toddlers the creepy fun of Halloween. "One bunny quivers / One bunny shivers" as the two dare to go trick-or-treating together in the dark night. Branches loom, lights glare, and the bunnies glimpse a hungry eye and crooked teeth and hear bones rattle in the quiet. When they tap at the door of a house, a big black cat hisses at them, the door creaks open, and they hold each other's paws tightly, but what they find isn't so scary. They get a warm welcome and lots of treats. The neon-colored shapes that evoke monsters, set against the dark shiny backgrounds, will appeal to young preschoolers, who will also enjoy the spooky drama in the words." Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring
One shy bunny, afraid to trick-or-treat alone, literally bumps into another timid bunny along the way. The two make a brave pair, and the night becomes a lot less scary. Dark, full-page acrylics are punctuated with vibrant, unexpected colors. A short rhyming text using onomatopoeia makes this not-too-scary tale a fine read-aloud. Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Kirkus Reviews 2008 July #2
One little green-caped and -masked bunny makes its tremulous way through a dark Halloween night until--"Jump. / Bump! / 'Eeek!' / 'Squeak!'--it bumps into a bumblebee-bunny, and shivering and quivering, they decide to join forces, "two paws held tight," for trick-or-treating. Galbraith's minimal text falls into nicely staccato rhyming couplets, while Mack's bright acrylics isolate his fuzzy protagonists on a spooky, black background that places bare-branched trees in bold silhouette against an eerily colored sky. Colors modulate as the newfound friends proceed, joyously scattering bits of candy and carrots behind. Newly minted trick-or-treaters will ask for this one over and over. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus 2008 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2008 October

PreS-K-- Neophyte trick-or-treaters might be just a tad nervous about the things that go boo in the night, but this story should go a long way toward alleviating their discomfort. Two nervous rabbits meet on Halloween night. "One bunny quivers./One bunny shivers./One big door./One hissing cat./Two small bunnies/tap,/tap,/tap." Mack's illustrations are a delicious contrast of dark backgrounds, spooky shapes, and bright fuzzy rabbits in their costumes. The theme is that what's frightening for an individual is bearable "and even fun" when you have a companion. The vivid color contrasts and direct, face-your-fears story are reminiscent of Susan L. Roth's Night-Time Numbers (Barefoot, 1999).--Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY

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