Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Picture Book
What did you like about the book? This book is sure to appeal to bibliophiles young and old. Bunny loves books and the adventures he can have through reading. He enjoys listening to the librarian read to the children outside, but when story time moves inside poor Bunny is bereft. The library book drop at night provides Bunny access to the books he loves and “Soon, his home was more books than burrow!” Bunny’s friends Porcupine, Mole, Bear, Frog and Squirrel are eager to join him on his library adventures. When the librarian discovers them one night, she admonishes “All libraries have rules” and promptly gives them all library cards. Now the animals can borrow books whenever they like, as long as they return them. Thus Bunny’s Book Club is born. The soft muted watercolor illustrations perfectly complement the story. The front end page even includes an illustrated book pocket with a title card showing it was checked out with the crayon signatures of Bunny, Bear, Porcupine and Raccoon. This is a love story about books and libraries.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? This is a perfect story time selection for a theme of reading and libraries. Children will love the idea of the animals sneaking into the library at night to read.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and elementary school libraries
Where would you shelve it? Picture Books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? Yes!
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Date of review: 4/18/17