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Peek-a-boo bunny, Holly Surplice

Label
Peek-a-boo bunny
Title
Peek-a-boo bunny
Statement of responsibility
Holly Surplice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An energetic bunny plays hid and seek with his forest friends"--
Tone
Review
  • A gray rabbit and his friends love to play hide-and-seek. Bunny is it, so he has to find his playmates. But he rushes around haphazardly and completely misses his buddies, even those not hidden well. The surprise at the story’s end caps an entertaining read with well-scanning rhymes and delightful colorful illustrations. Mixed media and collage reveal an early spring day, with its lovely wildflowers and budding trees as background for the solid-colored animals hidden in plain sight. Young readers will have fun seeking out the animals Bunny doesn’t find. Only one quibble: since moles are almost blind, it’s curious that animal was chosen as Bunny’s companion along the way: Bunny busy stretching high, doesn’t see what Mole can spy. Children won’t notice and will enjoy perusing the pictures and watching others play a game they know so well. Pair this with Marie Torres Cimarusti’s Peek-A-Bloom! (2010) for more rabbit fun. -- Owen, Maryann (Reviewed 02-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 11, p70)
  • “Bunny’s with his friends today,/ and there’s one game they love to play!/ Bunny, Bunny, don’t you peek..../ Bunny, Bunny, hide and seek!” Unfortunately for Bunny, the rabbit is kind of terrible at seeking, racing past his hidden friends. Bunny’s friend Mole tries to keep up, pointing out the hidden animals Bunny has missed (in a fun reversal of the mole-with-poor-eyesight cliché). Readers can get in on the action, too, spotting the animals that peek from behind tree trunks and clusters of foliage; it’s not difficult to spot them, but Surplice’s mixed-media collages invite close study themselves. Her pale pastel backdrops feature heavily worked textures of plaster and paint, with a riot of vivid flowers and leaves incorporated digitally. The animals have plenty of personality, too, creating a mood of playful fun around the game; when Bunny nearly gives in to frustration at the end, his friends are there to boost his spirits. Surplice (About a Bear) offers a simple but energetic game of hide-and-seek, with buoyant visuals and rhymes. Ages 4–8. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 11, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 45, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ A gray rabbit plays hide-and-seek with his forest friends in this delightfully illustrated, simple story with a bouncy, rhyming text. Surrounded by delicate flowers, Bunny stares out from the cover illustration with a transfixed expression, foreshadowing his difficulty in playing the game effectively. As his friends hide, Bunny counts to 10, slyly peeking out from behind his paws. A little mole pops up to help Bunny, trying to point out the hiding characters during the ensuing search, but Bunny is so excited to be playing the game that he bounds right past the hiding places. Finally, Bunny slumps down under a tree, dejected—but on the final, joyous spread, the animal friends all jump out shouting, "PEEK-A-BOO!" Vibrant illustrations in mixed media and collage use stylized shapes for the animals against juicy lime and lavender backgrounds that burst with flowers, leaves and trees. The wildflowers and grasses often stretch across the foreground of a full spread in an impressionistic blur, complemented by delicate leaves that hang from the overarching boughs, together framing the animal action in a distinctive, theatrical way. Preschoolers who are just beginning to understand the game of hide-and-seek will find this irresistible. (Picture book. 2-6)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2014)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10276533
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Surplice, Holly
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-8
LC call number
PZ8.3.S9664
LC item number
Pee 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Hide-and-seek
  • Rabbits
  • Animals
  • Picture books for children
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Hide-and-seek
  • Rabbits
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Hide-and-seek
  • Picture books for children
  • Rabbits
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
primary
Label
Peek-a-boo bunny, Holly Surplice
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the U.K. by HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn798615877
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062242655
Lccn
2013021834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)798615877
Label
Peek-a-boo bunny, Holly Surplice
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the U.K. by HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn798615877
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062242655
Lccn
2013021834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)798615877

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