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|Betty Bunny loves Easter|
Author: Kaplan, Michael B.
Betty Bunny wants to be the Easter Bunny when she grows up, but is having a difficult time finding eggs during the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: .5 Quiz: 171786
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 2.80
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 65304
School Library Journal (01/01/15)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (03/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2015 K-Gr 2—Betty Bunny is back, and, as her family agrees, she is "a handful." After she declares, "'When I grow up, I'm going to be the Easter Bunny,'" she is determined to prove herself during the Easter egg hunt. But when she only manages to find eggs with the help of her siblings, she resolves to locate some on her own. Through hard work and resilience, the young rabbit grows a little more independent and discovers that achievement through autonomy can be rewarding. As in the earlier books, there is a lesson to be learned; here the theme of independence is prominent without ever becoming didactic. Jorisch's artwork—a combination of pencil, ink, watercolor, and gouache—is detailed and vivid, featuring an assortment of fully clad animals and action-packed pages. A definite hit during Easter season.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Bulletin for the Center... - 03/01/2015 The ebullient Betty Bunny is back, and she’s thrilled to bits about Easter (she loves “eating things made of chocolate that looked like her,” and she plans to be the Easter Bunny when she grows up). She’s especially excited about the local egg hunt, where she always scores big. This year, however, she’s irritated that her siblings keep pointing her toward eggs (“Why are you all helping me?”), and she’s annoyed to realize that she’s only just noticing the assistance that they’ve always given her. Doing it on her own, however, means she’s not getting the huge haul she dreamed of; after a pep talk from her parents she forges on anyway, and “those three eggs she found by herself meant more to her than any eggs she had ever had.” Betty is, as usual, the poster kid for the irresistible object meeting the immovable force, and while this outing is a little more nakedly purposive than her others, she remains a great proxy for kids whose pell-mell enthusiasm leads them to painfully ricochet off of developmental obstacles. The loopy and endearing mixed-media art adds some subtle touches of patterning for Easter but avoids the full-on pastel-color onslaught, making this a refreshing contrast to more saccharine holiday titles. Youngsters suffering from the gap between “I want to do it myself” and the desire for results will empathize with Betty’s dilemma. DS - Copyright 2015 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.