Emmaline and the Bunny (Hardcover)

By Katherine Hannigan, Katherine Hannigan (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, 9780061626548, 94pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2009

Spring '09 Kids List

“Katherine Hannigan tells a lovely story about what makes a perfect world, about friendship, and about becoming a steward of your environment. Her illustrations alone are worth the price of the book.”
— Jeanne Regentin, Between the Covers, Harbor Springs, MI
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Emmaline lives in a very tidy town, but Emmaline is not tidy. Emmaline likes to hop, hop, hop and holler, "Hoopalala " And, more than anything, Emmaline wants a bunny.

Orson Oliphant is mayor of the town. He is very tidy. Orson Oliphant does not like hopping and hollering. And, more than anything, Orson Oliphant does not like animals. He has banished them all, including bunnies.

But there is still one special, secret place in town where animals can hop and fly and be free--a place where there is a bunny.

Is there a way for Emmaline to have a bunny of her own?

Written and illustrated in full color by Katherine Hannigan--the best-selling author of Ida B--Emmaline and the Bunny is a celebration of ingenuity . . . and untidiness.

Praise For Emmaline and the Bunny

“A small delight, cunningly illustrated by Hannigan’s own sweet watercolors, reminiscent of Beatrix Potter’s works.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“With playful, alliterative, fun-to-read-aloud language and its fantastical storyline, this winning, 32-chapter novelette recalls the magical whimsy of Roald Dahl.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An ideal read-aloud.”
-School Library Journal