cover image No Bunnies Here!

No Bunnies Here!

Tammi Sauer, illus. by Ross Burach. Doubleday, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-593-18135-5

After a toothy gray wolf arrives in Bunnyville—“land of a thousand bunnies”—a quick-witted white rabbit springs to action trying to persuade the wolf that there are “no bunnies here!” First, with a carrot atop its head, the rabbit declares the wolf has arrived in Unicorn Land; then, when unsuspecting long-eared friends wander by, the hare pivots through possible identities, claiming in turn that they are lamps, puppies, and squishy pillows. And upon the arrival of the “Hoppy Day Parade”—clearly a leporine extravaganza—the protagonist gaslights: “That is definitely not a bunny parade. You must be confused, Wolf.” But when the wolf’s eyes begin to tear up, a boldly stated question reveals a misunderstanding. With over-the-top narration and humorous, crayon-textured illustrations, Sauer and Burach provide a comic send-up to all that’s lovable about fluffy-tailed friends—one that ends fittingly with a basket of treats. Ages 3–7. (Feb.)