From Publishers Weekly
The star of Bun Bun's Birthday embarks on an adventure with her baby brother in Princess Bun Bun by Richard Scrimger, illus. by Gillian Johnson. They accidentally climb aboard the elevator in "Uncle Dave's" new building, the "Castle Apartments."
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-The family from Bun Bun's Birthday (Tundra, 2001)-Winifred, Eugene, their baby sister, and their parents-is going to visit Uncle Dave in his new home in the Castle Apartments. Eugene wonders whether there will be juice and a TV. Winifred's vision is triggered by the word "castle," and, as they approach the building, she conjures up a moat or a guard with a sword. In the lobby, Bun Bun toddles off by herself into an open elevator, and her sister hurries in, too. She desperately pushes buttons, and as the elevator doors open and close on different floors, she imagines that she sees a monster, a witch, and a princess. Johnson's humorous watercolor illustrations show that Winifred is really seeing a dog on a leash, a cleaning woman with a broom, and a stylishly dressed young woman. The girls are rescued when their uncle appears and tells them that the only princesses in the building are Princess Winifred and Princess Bun Bun. The story and illustrations evoke warm family relationships and tell a simple adventure of everyday life. Because the text is lengthy, the book might be better appreciated one-on-one.Adele Greenlee, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
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