Synopses & Reviews
For fans of Ladybug Girl and Charlie and Lola, check out the loveable handful nobunny can resist! Betty Bunny puts her own funny preschool spin on soccer (and practice). From the creator of Disneys T.V. series Dog with a Blog.
Soccer is the first sport most kids play, and Betty Bunny is taking the field. She proudly announces that she will score ten goals in her first game. But like most preschoolers, Betty Bunny's ideas are not exactly in line with reality. When she fails to score a single goal, she decides that "soccer is yucky" and stuffs her uniform in the trash. Now it's up to her family to help Betty Bunny see the value of not giving up when things get hard. In a story about hard work and achieving your goals, Betty Bunny learns that with practice, she can do anything. But in Betty Bunny's world, this lesson has surprising results.
"Betty Bunny continues to be a 'handful,' but her siblings also get some time in the spotlight in her fourth picture book, especially surly teenage brother Bill, one of the series's unsung heroes. Betty is ready to call it quits after she doesn't score a single goal during her first soccer game, but after Bill offers (read: is forced) to help Betty practice, she finally makes some headway. With deadpan zingers ('Kick it in your own net!' Bill encourages Betty. 'A goal's a goal') and slyly funny artwork, Kaplan and Jorisch score once again with this one. Ages 3 5. Author's agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. Illustrator's agent: Wanda Nowak Creative Illustrators Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Laugh-out-loud writing and spot-on characterizations convey a distinctive family with very relatable dilemmas."
"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."
"Play-by-play soccer action, lots of humor, and energetic artwork will please fans of this irrepressible frog." --The Horn Book
Praise for Betty Bunny Wants a Goal
"These laugh-out-loud stories captured Bettys precocious intellect and strong emotions, creating a believable character with a lovable streak of creative naughtiness." --Kirkus Reviews
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It's the day of the big game, and Froggy is ready. His soccer team is playing the Wild Things for the City Cup. All Froggy has to do is remember the rule: "Head it! Boot it! Knee it! Shoot it! BUT DON'T USE YOUR HANDS!" But Froggy's busy doing cartwheels and picking daisies. Uh oh, Froggy! Here comes the ball! Budding soccer players and Froggy's many fans will welcome Froggy's latest hilarious adventure.
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Preschooler Betty Bunny is back and testing her limits. Luckily, she is a loveable handful nobunny can resist.
This hardcover picture book in the Betty Bunny series is by author Michael B. Kaplan, creator of Disneys T.V. series Dog with a Blog.
Betty Bunny doesnt know why she can only buy one toy in the toy store when she wants them all. Her family tells Betty Bunny she cant have everything she wants and come up with a lesson to teach her the value of money and spending limits. But the precocious bunny comes up with a hilarious loophole. Betty Bunnys preschool perspective and negotiating skills will leave you in stitches.
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.