Pinkwater, Daniel. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Bear and Bunny. Candlewick Press, 2015. $15.99. 9780763671532. Ages 3-6. P8 Q8
In Bear and Bunny, Daniel Pinkwater delivers his signature humorous whimsy. The bear and the bunny are two best friends who live in the forest. Sometimes they are together. Sometimes they are apart; but always thinking of each other. They decide to get a pet together. After pondering the question “what is a pet?” they set out into the forest to track one down. Hillenbrand’s illustrations depict these well-intentioned characters with expressive eyebrows and rosy cheeks. This story successfully reiterates the lesson that even when we utilize our unique gifts, friendship can amplify our similarities.
April 2016 review by Lillian Curanzy.