Author: Loney, Andrea J.
Although Bunnybear was born a bear, he feels more like a bunny. He loves to bounce through the forest, wiggle his nose, and munch on strawberries. The other bears don't understand him, and neither do the bunnies. Will Bunnybear ever find a friend who likes him just the way he is?
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 189756
Kirkus Reviews (12/15/16)
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Booklist - 04/01/2017 A young, sweet-natured brown bear doesn’t quite fit in with his fellows. Rather than catching fish or eating meat, he prefers to hop and nibble strawberries. In his mind, this makes him “more than a bear,” not less of one; it makes him a Bunnybear. One day he sneaks away from home and follows a rabbit to its burrow. Oh, the joy of seeing a warren of fluffy, nose-wiggling bunnies! This elation is short-lived when an elderly rabbit tells Bunnybear that he doesn’t belong in their burrow. Dejected, he withdraws only to be met by a fearsome Grizzlybun—yep, a grizzly in bunny form—and the two immediately recognize each other as kindred spirits. While there are many stories of mixed-up animals, this offers an assuring message of individuality: “You just look one way on the outside and feel another way on the inside. That’s okay,” Bunnybear tells Grizzlybun. Saldaña’s illustrations employ a forest of vivid greens and browns rendered in a folk-art style, supporting the story’s humor and emotions tied to confidently being oneself. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.