CM . . .
. Volume XXIV Number 24. . . .February 23, 2018
Theo Heras. Illustrated by Renné Benoit.
Toronto, ON: Pajama Press, 2018.
24 pp., hardcover with padded cover, $15.95.
Preschool / Birth-age 3.
Review by Roxy Garstad.
Snuggle in bed to hear a favorite story and sing a favorite song.
From cleaning up toys, to bath time, to brushing teeth and beyond the children in Where's Bunny? take the reader through a typical bedtime ritual. Ever present is the young boy’s beloved stuffed bunny while his older sister chooses a book as her comfort object. Achieving the mission, sleep, appears to be a success, with the final depiction being a sleeping and cozy boy, cuddling his bunny.
Told with sparse language, Where's Bunny? will appeal to the very young. Its soothing pace makes it an ideal bedtime book. It includes supplementary material – a bedtime checklist and a "clean teeth" checklist. Included for adults are two links to professional dental associations on how to effectively clean teeth. Both links were working at the time of review. However, it may have been preferable to have listed the Canadian link above the American based one since the book was published, and received funding, in Canada. In addition, replacing links with the names of web sites would be the more proper convention since HTML links are wont to change over time.
The illustrations are simple, interesting, and cheerful, with an emphasis toward the blue range of the colour spectrum. The children have happy expressions, even during times of potential strife, such as brushing teeth or saying goodnight (as any parent could attest to!). Refreshing, too, is the depiction of children of colour.
Young children are sure to be soothed by the content, pace, and illustration of Where's Bunny? .
Roxy Garstad is the Collections Librarian at MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB.
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