Synopses & Reviews
The value of honesty as seen through the eyes of a lovably precocious preschooler.
When Betty Bunny breaks a lamp, she blames it on the Tooth Fairy. Blaming someone else for something she had done seems like such a good idea to Betty Bunny, she doesn’t know why she didn't think of it before. “Is that the honest truth?” her mom asks. “It’s an honest lie,” Betty Bunny replies proudly. But when a vase gets broken, everyone blames Betty Bunny, and no one believes her when she says that she really didn’t do it. Honest lies, white lies, crying wolf—how can one four-year-old keep track of the right thing to do?
"Laugh-out-loud writing and spot-on character
"Kaplan again has his finger on the pulse of childhood insatiability . . . Audiences will recognize the impulses, celebrate the disaster, and take sly pleasure in Betty's victory over parental reason."
"Toddlers and parents of toddlers will surely relate to this hilarious handful of a rabbit girl."
"Laugh-out-loud writing and spot-on characterizations convey a distinctive family with very relatable dilemmas."
Praise for Betty Bunny Didn't Do It
“An inventive plot and charming illustrations depict an irrepressible main character who continues to be quite a handful: Betty Bunny does it again.” -Kirkus Reviews review feed
About the Author
A native of Wayland, Massachusetts, Michael Kaplan wrote plays and musicals throughout high school and at Princeton University, where he attended college. Upon graduation he moved to New York where a number of his plays received productions and staged readings, primarily at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he is a member. For the past twenty-two years, he has lived in Los Angeles, working as a television writer and producer on a total of twelve different prime time shows for ABC, NBC, FOX, and UPN. His career as a comedy writer has included stints as a writer and Supervising Producer on two of television's most respected comedies, Roseanne and Frasier. For his work on the latter, he received an Emmy award, as a member of the producing staff, for best comedy series. He co-created and Executive Produced I'm In the Band for Disney XD. His new show, Dog With a Blog will be premiering on Disney Channel in the fall of 2012. He is the author of Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake and Betty Bunny Wants Everything. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Stephane Jorisch has illustrated numerous picture books, including New Year at the Pier, Granddad's Fishing Buddy, The Real Story of Stone Soup, and Jabberwocky, for which he won the prestigious Governor General's Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Caldecott. Mr. Jorisch lives with his wife and three children in Montreal, Canada.