Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061128714, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Newbie is a Rescue Bunny trainee.
She has passed the Physical Fitness Test. She has passed the Emergency Rescue Roping Test. She has even passed the Blind Taste Test. Now it's time for the toughest Rescue Bunny test of all . . . the Field Test!
It involves a scared giraffe in a sinking mudhole, some hungry hyenas, and dance moves that sneak up on you.
Will Newbie have what it takes? The right stuff? Can she handle the truth?
One thing is for sure . . . she will have you at hello.
Scott Menchin received rave reviews for his boisterous illustrations in "Wiggle" by Doreen Cronin. His unique style has also bounced around with such high-profile publications as the "New York Times" and "Time". He lives with his wife and daughter in New York and teaches at the Pratt Institute graduate school.
“Cronin’s story feels like an actual story, complete with mini plot arcs, fast parts, slow parts, and character development—a nice change from the fast dash of most picture books.”
“Cronin and Menchin team up again to bring slapstick humor, impeccable timing, and cheesy movie quotes to this rousing tale of bravery, determination, and knowing when to do the Bunny Hop.”
-The Horn Book
“Cronin and Menchin (Stretch, 2009, etc.) team up once again in this humorous tale that oddly-yet quite successfully-combines the message of perseverance, the importance of rescue workers and sly nods to adult readers along the way.”