Wednesday, December 11, 2019

"Why If Bunny's NOT a Bully?" - a bookwrap


What If Bunny's NOT a Bully? 
Authored by Lana Button
Illustrated by Christine Battuz

* Ages:  5-6
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Kids Can Press
* Pub. Date:  March 3, 2020
* Language:  English

Inside the Front Flap

Unwrapping Some Sweet Illustrations for You

Unwrapping the Story

This is a great story that shines a light on "bullying."  Gertie the elephant persuades everyone on the playground to shun Bunny citing that she is really mean.  All the animals agree to the Bunny boycott except Kitty.  

Kitty starts pondering such ideas as:  How did Bunny become a bully? Was she born that way?  Did she catch the bully flu and is it contagious? Did she take a tumble and get a nasty lump? or Does she have an allergy that gave her bullybumps?... just to name a few.  Kitty thinks that just perhaps Bunny may be sorry for her indiscretions and maybe giving her a second chance might be the right thing to do.  Will Kitty persuade the other animals to join her as she reaches out to Bunny to include her in the playground games?  

Written in cadenced rhyming text the storyline includes compassion, empathy, inclusiveness, fairness and friendship.  The illustrations greatly enrich the text and the book is a wonderful choice to start conversations about bullying whether at home or in a classroom situation.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author

Lana Button works in early childhood education. She is the author of Willow's Whispers, Willow Finds a Way, Willow's Smile and My Teacher's Not Here! Lana studied theater performance at Concordia University in Montreal, and now lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband and three daughters.
Christine Battuz has illustrated over sixty books for children, including Wade's Wiggly Antlers and What If Bunny's NOT a Bully?, and has taught art to children of all ages. She lives in Bromont, Quebec.

About the Illustrator

Christine Battuz was born in France and received her Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia in Italy. She has illustrated over sixty books for children, and has taught art to children of all ages. Christine draws all the time, and she also loves camping near mountains and rivers --- especially with her husband and son. She lives in Bromont, Quebec.

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