cover image Love Bites

Love Bites

Jim Benton. Scholastic, $7.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-439-69345-5

Fans of the licensed character, Happy Bunny, here making its book debut, will welcome the irreverent It's Happy Bunny Love Bites by Jim Benton. The long-eared fellow offers such advice as ""Show that cutey-patootey your smart and sensitive side"" while a cartoon with thought balloon shows the suitor attempting to seduce with the lines, ""Roses are red./ Violets are blue./ Your butt's funny looking, / but I think you'll do."" Who could resist? .