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Bear and Bunny

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Bear and Bunny by Daniel Pinkwater
Hardcover $15.99
Dec 08, 2015 | ISBN 9780763671532

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A wonderful storytime addition and an opportunity for compare and contrast, perhaps with one of Bonny Becker’s “Bear and Mouse” (Candlewick) books.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

It’s hard to explain the charm of Pinkwater’s quiet story in terms of its plot, since so much depends upon the well-chosen wording, pacing, and tone of the text. Hillenbrand’s mixed-media artwork reflects that understated tone beautifully, while portraying the characters and settings with strength and delicacy. A satisfying choice for reading aloud.

Whimsical, pretty, and endearing.
—Kirkus Reviews

The gentle storytelling tone, with its affectionate dialogue between the friends, has a Milne-esque echo, and the unseen narrator’s witty but delicate take on the misunderstood-species joke (“It would be too hard to explain it to them. Besides, it doesn’t matter”) will tickle youngsters’ funnybones.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Pinkwater’s meandering narrative mimes children’s improvisational storytelling, and there are plenty of chuckles to be had over the misunderstandings of his none-too-bright characters.
—Publishers Weekly

Like Russell Hoban, Daniel Pinkwater has a way with words that is both humane and arch; it often feels as if he must be smiling as he writes. In “Bear and Bunny,” a stand-alone sequel to 2012’s “Bear in Love,” Mr. Pinkwater again teams up with illustrator Will Hillenbrand for a beautifully paced, neatly written story of two forest friends and their somewhat confused ideas about the world.
—The Wall Street Journal

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