A humorous way to show kids that being different can be a lot of fun! How would you feel if one morning you woke up with a big-eared, wet-nosed bunny on your head? Would you be surprised? And what would you do if you learned the bunny's name was Fred? And he liked it there on top of your head? You'd be different from your friends, who have nothing on their heads, but hey! That's okay too.This charming fun-filled book about a boy and special friend will delight young readers and enchant their parents as well.
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|Product dimensions:||9.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Sean Bryan is the author of numerous children’s books, including A Girl and Her Gator, A Bear and His Boy, and The Juggling Pug. He works at a New York advertising agency and lives with his wife and son in Darien, Connecticut.
Tom Murphy is the illustrator of numerous books, including four books with Sean Bryan. He also works in advertising. He lives with his wife and two children in Westchester, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great read aloud for first graders. They loved the illustrations and the story line. Lots of laughter!
I have finally read the prequel and sequel to A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy. Having read the entire trilogy (perhaps with more to come), I feel like my life is complete. These are some of my most favorite picture books of all time. The genius started in 2005 with A Boy and His Bunny when a boy woke up with a bunny on his head. Boy and Bunny decided to roll with it. Stranger things had probably happened somewhere so why get upset over something so minor? Boy's mother (I call him this because unlike the other series characters, the original Boy has no name although he does take the time to name Bunny Fred) was less adaptible. You know, I hate to tell you, but it's got to be said. You have a great big bunny on your head! This launches a lecture from both Boy and Fred on how rabbits peacefully coexisting on one's head in no way limits one's mobility or ability. You could read a book, lead an army, indeed even ride a bobsled with a bunny on your head. Thus enlightened, the mother recants and admits that Fred does look kind of cool on her son's head. Her opinion was immediately thrown into question, however, when Boy's sister walked in with a small alligator on her head. (You will of course recognize my beloved Claire and Pierre from A Girl and Her Gator.) I like these books because they are simple yet complex. The story is written and rhyme and could arguably be seen as a commentary on tolerance and the fact that different does not mean diminished. At the same time, the illustrations are presented on clean (usually white backgrounds) which makes them pop. In terms of reading aloud, the book is large enough that the minimalist illustrations can be seen clearly. While entertaining, the text is not so dense as to bore children (or tire the reader). Really, aside from Boy not having a name--a fact that kind of made me crazy when I realized it--A Boy and His Bunny is just as entertaining as its sequel A Girl and Her Gator although the latter remains superior simply because of Claire and its general pinkness. After reading the sequel the fun continues in A Bear and His Boy.
My one year old and two year old belly laugh reading this delightful book...and a day doesn't pass that we don't spend some time with this boy and his bunny! The illustrations are outstanding! Perfect book for your little one's Easter basket!