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Little Bunny Bobkin Hardcover – August, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Little Tiger Pr (August 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188844438X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888444384
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,786,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The eponymous hero is crazy for counting, but no one seems interested in helping satisfy his itch for numeracy. When he tries to count ducklings, for example, Mother Duck scolds him ("Stop bothering my babies!") and shoos him away. He wanders into the forest, only to find himself counting the eyes of a family of hungry foxes. Thinking fast, he engages Mother Fox in a counting game and escapes to safety. While the lesson?that math really does come in handy?is worthy enough, there's not a lot of narrative or visual drive behind it, even when Bunny Bobkin finds himself in desperate straits. The British author's prose is workmanlike, his dialogue and descriptions seldom rising above the conventional: "Through the burrow hole he could see a patch of dark blue sky with twinkling stars and a crescent moon." Warnes's (Counting Leopard's Spots) work, too, is competent but undistinguished; while the scenes inside the foxes' den have a nice soupcon of menace, his characterizations and compositions lack variety. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-A young rabbit who likes to count is repeatedly deterred: a ladybug flies away before he can count all of her spots, a mother duck chases him before he can count all of her ducklings, etc. His search takes him by mistake into the den of a fox, who recites a counting rhyme that is a recipe for rabbit stew, but Bunny Bobkin's quick thinking enables him to escape. Safe at home, he counts the stars until he falls asleep. The colorful illustrations are in the style of "naive rabbit," whose world of nature resembles a Disney cartoon. Children who are fascinated by counting may follow this bunny with interest. However, Leo Lionni's Inch by Inch (Astor-Honor, 1962) is more elegant and its humor is more subtle.
Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland,
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Little Bunny Bobkin wants to learn how to count, but nobody will help him! Mother Duck shoos him away when he tries to count her ducklings, and the honey bees chase him away when he tries to count their poppies. When he finds he has wandered into the wild wood and is trapped in the foxes' den, he must use his counting skills to outwit Mother Fox and avoid becoming rabbit stew! Tim Warnes full color illustrations perfectly showcase James Riordan's charming little story that will enhance the counting skills of young readers ages 3 to 7.
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