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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dial; First Edition edition (January 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803733305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803733305
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1—The bear from Nyeu's Wonder Bear (Dial, 2008) returns in three simple stories. In each tale, six white bunnies are lounging around when Mr. or Mrs. Goat comes by and disrupts them. Bear comes to the rescue and repairs the damage. Each story ends with, "Everyone is happy." Although they may be satisfied, Bear's problem-solving methods are dubious. In the first tale, the bunnies are splattered in mud from Mr. Goat's tractor. Bear puts the bunnies in a washing machine (conveniently located in the meadow) and then hangs them up by their ears to dry on a clothesline overnight. Next, Mrs. Goat is inexplicably vacuuming the field and sucks up the bunnies that are dozing in their underground burrow (but not the leaves or grass from the ground). Bear removes them from the vacuum cleaner bag, hangs them on a vertical clothesline, and directs a large fan at them to blow off the dirt. In the final story, Mr. Goat cuts off the bunnies' tales while trimming the bushes. Bear uses a sewing machine to stitch them back on. Don't try this at home, kids! Nyeu's illustrations are silk-screened using water-based ink. The pastel palette and thickly outlined characters and objects are reminiscent of those in Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon (HarperCollins, 1955). The simple language and layout of the book make it suitable for beginning readers, but the art far outshines the unremarkable text.—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT
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Nyeu offers a trio of quirky mishap tales in this dynamic picture book. The stories—each starring a group of wee bunnies, a helpful bear, and various domestic machines—are quick and packed full of cute: Bear sends the muddy bunnies for a spin in the washing machine, then hangs them out to dry; Bear fixes Mrs. Goat’s bunny-clogged vacuum cleaner; and Bear uses a sewing machine to reattach the bunnies’ tails after a garden-pruning mix-up by Mr. Goat. All end with a reassuring “Everyone is happy” and are mostly showcases for Nyeu’s elegant quiltlike artwork. Each tale is given a distinct color scheme that brings to mind the seasonal washes of Kevin Henkes’ Old Bear (2008), from watery aquas to dusty oranges to grassy greens. The engaging whorls and curved lines offer plenty to savor visually, and an added auditory element (“WHIRRRRR goes the fan” and “Zumm-Zumm-Zumm-Zumm goes the sewing machine”) adds to the fun when read aloud. Preschool. --Ian Chipman

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This is the cutest book ever!
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We all have pretty dark senses of humor in my family; however, while I would not say it offended me, the images were pretty disturbing.
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The illustrations are inspiring, and the story is magical.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Heavy Reader on February 4, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Please -- the humor in this book is directly related to the incongruity of the events. Even small children will recognize the silliness of cleaning bunnies in washing machines or of sewing their tails back on (very gently!) with a sewing machine! The juxtaposition of the bucolic bunnies and the technology of housekeeping is what puts you in stitches when you read this book. Mrs. Goat vacuuming the great outdoors, and along with it, up come the bunnies? It's cartoon slapstick! With all due respect to the concerned reviewer who finds this book not suitable for small children, try reading this book for what it is -- a silly story guaranteed to make young listeners gleefully point out the impossibilities of its events. This isn't a book a child reads for himself and "learns" from, it's a storytime book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lucky Dog on March 6, 2010
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This is the cutest book ever! I loved the stories and the simple pictures. My (barely) 4 year old daughter found it to be quite entertaining. She seemed to understand its silliness. She wasn't phased about the bunnies in the washing machine. She definately knows that she shouldn't put our cats in the washing machine, so this didn't seem to bother me. (And I am an animal lover and an animal activist.) We are pretty clear with our daughter that she needs to be nice to all creatures, etc. She seems to understand the difference between reality and pretend quite well. This book wasn't a problem. I guess even a 4 year old seems to know the difference. She kind of chuckled about it. I wasn't certain if she'd like the subdued colors, but she didn't seem to mind. I actually LOVED the book and plan on putting it into my "favorite shelf". Love the subtle sense of humor and the darling pictures! This is the cutest book ever! If anything, buy it to entertain yourself!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sherman on February 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I Love this book!
I have a young one (5). who is exactly the book's target audience.
(and he absolutely loved it as well)
The thing is, as an adult, I am the one doing the reading, so I appreciate books that I find entertaining as well as those with excellent illustrations.
This book delivers on BOTH COUNTS!
Is really 3 different stories that end like they should, but the journey is VERY funny and the art is really top notch!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Sandford on May 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This adorable and charming book showcases the cutest little bunnies you'll ever see! Six bunnies inadvertently get involved in troubles. First they get muddied by a splash from Mr. Goat's tractor: Bear washes them (in a washing machine in the middle of the field). Second, they are whisked up into Mrs. Goat's vacuum cleaner bag (she is vacuuming the field): Bear dusts them off (with a huge fan). The bunnies play hide and seek in the hedges, and their little tails look like hedge flowers. As Mr. Goat trims the bushes, he is distracted by a butterfly and snips off a few bunny tails. Bear gently sews them back on (with a large sewing machine). Sweetly lopsided and quietly understated, this story works fine as a read-aloud, but best as a book that a young child returns to again and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catherine W. Hughes on April 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
From muddy bunnies to dusty bunnies to bunnies with no tails, Bear and Mr. Goat always know what to do, making sure that the bunnies are "good as new." The simplest of text for young readers, paired with simple graphic illustrations makes a delightful match for 3-6-year-olds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J.Prather TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The art is the star of this show. These bunnies are so adorable I defy anyone to look at them without smiling. I also found this to be a very funny story. From muddy bunnies in the washing machine to the picture of the bear carefully sewing their tails back on after they are accidently snipped off in the garden, this book strikes the perfect note for lap time reading. I think this is better for one on one sharing where you would have more time to enjoy the pictures, although I can see it working for small groups as well. My favorite picture is of all the little bunnies napping on the clothesline while they dry. Too cute to miss.
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I read this with my daughter (almost six), and we both enjoyed it immensely. The delight of this book lies in the captivating, whimsical illustrations. The book is divided into three chapters. In "Muddy Bunnies", five adorable bunnies get spattered with mud after Mr. Goat drives his tractor through the mud. Trusty Bear comes to their rescue by gently running them through the washing machine on the gentle cycle! If you're worried about little ones getting traumatized by this, no worries - the bunnies seem to be enjoying their wash, and one is even smiling! My daughter and I had fun trying to imagine this, and my daughter told me, "I think they are stuffed bunnies mom, and they are playing make-believe!"

In "Dusty Bunnies", Mrs. Goat is busy vacuuming and inadvertently sucks the bunnies (who are in their burrows) into her vacuum cleaner! Once again Bear comes to their rescue (very creative way too I must say!). In "Bunny Tails", the bunnies get in trouble once again, and lose their tails! Bear gently sews their tails back on (my daughter's theory that they are stuffed bunnies was quite a relief when we got to this part!). This is a fun tale that will have adults in stitches and kids will love it too.
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