Bunnies on Ice
By Johanna Wright
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596434042, 32pp.)
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
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When you're a champion ice-skater, you have to wait for the conditions to be just right.
You have to wait through spring. You have to wait through summer. You have to wait through autumn until . . .
Finally, as the snow begins to fall, you can show the world just how good you really are!
From the author/illustrator of The Secret Circus and Bandits comes one very self-assured young rabbit's first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of being a skating star, with illustrations that will melt your heart on even the coldest winter day.
Johanna Wright spent many years in New York, honing her illustration skills and selling her paintings on the streets of Manhattan. She has now returned to Oregon, where she lives with her husband, a musician, and their daugher Juniper.
"With books and artwork lining the walls and a blazing fireplace for toasting marshmallows, the rabbit family's supremely cozy home will be the subject of many readers' envy, and Wright conveys a strong sense of familial togetherness in every scene."--Publishers Weekly
"Along with leaving her brushwork visible on heavily textured canvas, Wright uses a palette of harmonious pinks and browns to imbue each scene with an air of comfy domesticity." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Her signature naif, acrylic-on-canvas artwork is the star of the show; warm and inviting, it depicts the bunny family’s cozy tree dwelling and a myriad of wonderful details (a snowman with bunny ears!). Nice for wintertime sharing over a cup of cocoa." -- Booklist
"This sweet story about a bunny who is determined to follow her dream is a great addition." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"The full-bleed color-saturated illustrations, with their almost palpable texture, will pull readers in to the bunny’s small world." -- The Horn Book