Here Is Big Bunny (I Like to Read) (Paperback)

By Steve Henry

Holiday House, 9780823438853, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/30/2017)
Hardcover (2/28/2016)

List Price: 4.99*
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Description

Even the youngest readers can follow Big Bunny through the city in this brightly illustrated Level A reader—now in a kid-friendly 6x9 format.

Here is a foot. . . . and another foot. Through windows, behind trees, and behind buildings, Big Bunny is peeking out. More than one hundred fifty colorful animal characters, busily walking through their city, stop and look at the giant bunny in their midst. 

What could all of these clues add up to? Why, it's Big Bunny—a huge balloon, sailing down the street with a smile in the middle of a parade!

Beginning readers will love searching through Steve Henry's detailed spreads for hints, looking for Big Bunny in each spread. The text features brief, simple sentences with no more than one word changing from page to page, making this one of the first books a child will be able to read on their own.

For older readers, an author's note explains the inspiration behind the story, artistic influences, and some of the unexpected treasures hiding on the page. Bold colors and creative cutaways make this a fun read, and there's always some new detail to discover!

The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards.  Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!
 
Level A books, suitable for early kindergarten, are ideal first books for kids to read on their own.  One short sentence repeats on every page with one word change per spread.   Simple plots are heavily supported by the detailed illustrations.  When Level A is mastered, follow up with Level B.


About the Author

Steve Henry studied illustration and graphic design at the Pratt Institute. His early reader, Happy Cat, received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews calling it "a perfect choice for beginning readers." He lives in New York.


Praise For Here Is Big Bunny (I Like to Read)

"Each page delivers plenty to pore over, inviting kids to make up their own stories-within-the-story, and the revelation of the bunny's identity (a parade is involved) should elicit some larger-than-life chuckles."—Publishers Weekly

"This simple story with its detailed ink and paint illustrations will please beginning readers."—School Library Journal

"Big fun for new readers who are ready to turn their Where's Waldo skills to finding text/"—Kirkus Reviews