Everybunny Dance! – Ellie Sandall


   Everybunny Dance! – Ellie Sandall, Margaret K. McElderry Books, (9781481498227), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  5

Genre:   Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  This is an exuberant story that is filled with joy.  A group of varied sized and multi-colored bunnies dance, play instruments and sing across a meadow on a beautiful sunny day.  The text is sure to have children participating in the story: “Ready bunny, steady bunny, EVERYBUNNY DANCE! And clap your paws, and twist and twirl, and shake your tail, and wiggle and whirl.”  But when a fox shows up, the bunnies run and hide. They watch as fox does “a dainty waltz, a pirouette, a somersault, a clarinet, a graceful bow, a quiet sigh, a lonely fox, a tearful eye.” Then it’s “EVERYBUNNY CLAP!”  and soon the bunnies are joining fox in the fun.  The bright illustrations add to the joyousness.  This is sure to be a hit at story time!

Anything you didn’t like about it? No  

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a perfect read aloud for story time that will get the children upon their feet.  

Who should buy this book?  Public 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             

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