Bunnies on the Bus (Hardcover)
A romping, riotous read-aloud from best-selling author Philip Ardagh and award-winning illustrator Ben Mantle
Bunnies on the bus!
Bunnies on the bus!
No wonder there’s a fuss
about the bunnies on the bus!
There are bunnies on the bus, and they’re causing mayhem in Sunny Town! Watch as they whiz past the bus stop, fly by the swings, and zoom over the crosswalk — these bunnies aren’t stopping for anyone. They finally reach the station, but where are they hopping off to now? Uh-oh . . . Acclaimed author Philip Ardagh’s rhyming, high-energy text and “Bunnies on the bus!” refrain is ideal for library or classroom read-alouds, and Ben Mantle’s colorful illustrations are chock-full of zany details perfect for repeat reads.
About the Author
Philip Ardagh is a prolific writer who has been published in forty languages. His titles include the best-selling Eddie Dickens trilogy; High in the Clouds, cowritten with Paul McCartney and Geoff Dunbar; and Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He lives in Kent, England.
Ben Mantle worked in animation, including on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, before turning to children’s illustration. The illustrator of Follow the Track All the Way Back by Timothy Knapman and many other picture books, he is also the author-illustrator of the Dinostars series as well as The Best Birthday Present Ever! and The Best Christmas Present Ever! Ben Mantle lives in Brighton, England.
Repetitive phrasing in the rhyming verses adds to the frenzied atmosphere that quickly ensues...The illustrations alone will keep readers occupied for hours.
Digitized colored pencil pictures, rendered in deep pastels, bring to mind a pepped-up vintage Little Golden Book. Keen-eyed readers will spot other madcap moments, including a police chase, occurring alongside the rabbits’ romp.
The riotous illustrations—digitally manipulated pencil drawings—are brimming with action, colorful details, and rambunctious fun. This rollicking picture book is best read aloud one-on-one, as kids will want to turn the pages back and forth repeatedly as they search for specific characters in different illustrations. It's a cautionary tale: if bunnies board your bus, expect pandemonium.