This picture book treasure features a cast of adorable bunnies. The artwork and story are reminiscent of picture book classics by Margaret Wise Brown and Richard Scarry.
When Tickles the bunny’s family goes on an adventure without her, Tickles reads her book, How to Be a Bigger Bunny, and then winds up on an adventure of her own. When she finds her furry family in trouble, she must become a bigger bunny and save the day. Perfect for Easter time and springtime as well as year-round reading aloud and sharing.
From Florence and Wendell Minor, the husband-and-wife team behind If You Were a Penguin, If You Were a Panda Bear, and Christmas Tree!
About the Author
Florence Minor is the author of Christmas Tree!, illustrated by Wendell Minor, which Kirkus Reviews praised for its "imaginative Christmas trees and poetic, rhyming text." If You Were a Penguin, her second collaboration with Wendell, was selected by Pennsylvania for its "One Book, Every Young Child" early literacy program. If You Were a Panda Bear is her third picture book for children.
Wendell Minor is the illustrator of more than fifty award-winning picture books for children, including Mojave by Diane Siebert, Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner, The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow, and the New York Times bestseller Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, as well as numerous books about the outdoors with his frequent collaborator, Jean Craighead George, including their classic Everglades.
The Minors live in Connecticut, where they share their home and studio with their cats, Sofie and Cindercat.
Wendell Minor is nationally known for the artwork he has created for over sixty award-winning children’s books. His many collaborators include Jean Craighead George, Robert Burleigh, Buzz Aldrin, Tony Johnston, Nikki Grimes, Mary Higgins Clark, and, last but not least, his wife, Florence. He is also the author and illustrator of My Farm Friends.
“The soft visual texture is appealing and well befits the gentle narrative with its encouraging message to ‘never give up.’ A happy ending for a little bunny whose reading helps her to do big things.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“The motivational messages come in handy when Tickles discovers her siblings have become trapped in a hollow log. Wendell Minor creates a bucolic countryside home for the rabbits in sun-washed scenes of fields bursting with flowers, and a series of dream sequences offer visual evidence of Tickles’s growing confidence.”
— Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR IF YOU WERE A PANDA: “A global array of bears parade by in this delightful story for the very young. A lovely title to engage the imaginations and interest of budding animal enthusiasts.”
— Kirkus Reviews
PRAISE FOR IF YOU WERE A PENGUIN: “Wendell’s vibrant large-scale figures, set against bracing polar landscapes, have enough personality to captivate a crowd.”
— ALA Booklist
“A playful and lightly informative look at the life of penguins...an excellent storytime addition.”
— School Library Journal