Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bunnies on Ice

Bunnies on Ice
by Johanna Wright
Roaring Brook Press, 2013.  Unpaged.  Picture Book

     "When you're a champion ice-skater, you have to wait for the conditions to be just right."  For little dressed-in-pink girl rabbit, it's hard to wait, though the bunny family do a lot of fun things while they wait, like planting and raising a garden, riding trikes, swimming at the pond, carving jack-o-lanterns and picking apples. Our little champion is so anxious she even puts ice skates on the scarecrow.  When they day finally arrives, little dressed-in-pink skates serenely in front of her many fans (birds in bleachers), does figure 8s (they look like string in the junk drawer) with her eyes closed, and leaps into the air before a perfect landing (on her back).  But no worries.  This champion has a great support team, plenty of hot chocolate, and a warm bath to "keep [her] muscles loose."  What a lovely, lovely beginning to the picture book year.  Bunnies on Ice is a treasure, especially for aspiring little girls and their doting families.

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