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10.75" x 8.50"
Illustrations: Full Color
Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.50
ATOS Level: 2.70
Plot SummarySaid the bunny to his mother, just as sweetly as could be, "When the baby bunnies come, will you still love me?" "Of course," said Mother Bunny. "You're my extra-special one. And I'll love you just as much when the baby bunnies come."
"The answers they receive vary in the details, but all affirm that the child is special and will still be cherished when the new sibling arrives....Howarth’s sunny watercolor and ink illustrations match the upbeat tone of the bouncy, rhyming text. In the final pages, the little boy questions his mother as he readies for bed. (In a lovely bit of visual continuity, the animals from the earlier parts of the book appear in some form in his room, raising the possibility that the earlier segments might have been part of his own dramatic play.)" School Library Journal
"[T]here's a sophisticated level of expertise at work, evincing the ability to ladle on reassurance without being sappy or boring. Both grownups and kids should find that its appeal has plenty of staying power—at least nine months' worth." Publishers Weekly
baby, sibling, animals, mother, love