Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Kathryn O. Galbraith
Illustrator: Joe Cepeda
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Two bunnies embark together to go find lunch, but when their path splits, so do their opinions. One bunny angrily goes one way while the other goes the other way, and both find something on the path to eat. But now that they’re alone, they start to miss each other, so they both decide to gather what they can, run back to one another, and enjoy lunch together as best bunny bunnies.
Presented on light pastel-colored pages with charming illustrations, Two Bunny Buddies is a sweet story about making up after fighting. The story moves slowly through the pages, allowing plenty of time for discussion about the thoughts and feelings that the characters are experiencing and how it applies to children’s experiences. The emotions of the bunnies are well-drawn to make them obvious and relatable and are just as clear as the text that implies them. Also, the words are simple and easy to read, making it a good choice for new readers to practice reading. This would be a worthwhile addition to a child’s library and has the potential to help them quickly make up with their friends like these bunnies did.