Betty Bunny Wants Everything

Michael Kaplan, Author, Stephane Jorisch, Illustrator
Michael B. Kaplan, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch. Dial, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-3408-1
Reviewed on: 12/19/2011
Release date: 02/02/2012
Toys can be just as irresistible as chocolate cake, Betty Bunny discovers in her second outing. While at the mall, her siblings agreeably pick out one toy each, while Betty fills the cart. “[M]aybe you don’t understand. You can’t have all these toys,” says Betty’s mother. “Maybe you don’t understand,” Betty replies. “I want all these toys.” Leaving the store without any toys, Betty has a meltdown, but her parents come up with a plan that could become a teaching moment—maybe. Laugh-out-loud writing and spot-on characterizations convey a distinctive family with very relatable dilemmas. Ages 3–5. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. Illustrator’s agent: Wanda Nowak Creative Illustrators Agency. (Feb.)
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