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Publisher Comments:

When you're a champion ice-skater, you have to wait for the conditions to be just right.

You have to wait through spring.
You have to wait through summer.
You have to wait through autumn until . . .

Finally, as the snow begins to fall, you can show the world just how good you really are!

From Joanna Wright, the author/illustrator of The Secret Circus and Bandits, comes Bunnies on Ice, one very self-assured young rabbit's first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of being a skating star, with illustrations that will melt your heart on even the coldest winter day.

Review:

"A confident young rabbit announces herself to be a 'champion ice-skater,' even if Wright's (Bandits) canvas-textured paintings sometimes tell a different story. Low on conflict but filled with atmosphere, Wright's story begins as the rabbit waits 'for the conditions to be just right.' This takes her through three seasons: her parents tend to the garden in the spring, the family goes swimming in the summer, and autumn means harvest and a pumpkin-headed scarecrow in a tutu. Finally, it's time to skate, and Wright has gentle fun at her heroine's expense. 'I have a lot of fans,' the girl says as birds crowd trees that flank the frozen pond; some of those same birds help the rabbit 'spin faster than anyone,' which results in her getting wrapped up like a mummy in her pink scarf. With books and artwork lining the walls and a blazing fireplace for toasting marshmallows, the rabbit family's 
supremely cozy home will be the subject of many readers' envy, and Wright conveys a strong sense of familial togetherness in every scene. Ages 2 — 6. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Johanna Wright spent many years in New York, honing her illustration skills and selling her paintings on the streets of Manhattan. She has now returned to Oregon, where she lives with her husband, a musician, and their daugher Juniper.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596434042
Author:
Wright, Johanna
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Rabbits
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Ice Skating
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Winter Sports
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in
Age Level:
from 2 up to 6

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A confident young rabbit announces herself to be a 'champion ice-skater,' even if Wright's (Bandits) canvas-textured paintings sometimes tell a different story. Low on conflict but filled with atmosphere, Wright's story begins as the rabbit waits 'for the conditions to be just right.' This takes her through three seasons: her parents tend to the garden in the spring, the family goes swimming in the summer, and autumn means harvest and a pumpkin-headed scarecrow in a tutu. Finally, it's time to skate, and Wright has gentle fun at her heroine's expense. 'I have a lot of fans,' the girl says as birds crowd trees that flank the frozen pond; some of those same birds help the rabbit 'spin faster than anyone,' which results in her getting wrapped up like a mummy in her pink scarf. With books and artwork lining the walls and a blazing fireplace for toasting marshmallows, the rabbit family's 
supremely cozy home will be the subject of many readers' envy, and Wright conveys a strong sense of familial togetherness in every scene. Ages 2 — 6. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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