LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO
, . . Scholastic, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-439-37301-2
In this escalating tale of misbehavior, based on a children's song, Little Bunny Foo Foo pelts woodland animals with "yucky-mucky mud pies." He rides a red wagon and mini-motorcycle in pursuit of smaller creatures, then upgrades to a tractor and crane to chase bigger game. A rhythmic refrain names his victims: "Little Bunny Foo Foo/ Hoppin' through the forest/ Scoopin' up the field mice/ And boppin''em on the head." The delinquent's gleeful antics are observed by a pointy-nosed, outraged opossum in a gaudy purple-and-yellow tutu. This foolish-looking "good fairy" wags her finger and scolds, "Little Bunny Foo Foo/ I don't wanna see you/ Scoopin' up the field mice/ And boppin''em on the head." She gives him three chances, "or I'll turn you into a
spattered crowd laughing on a variegated green hillside. Ages 2-5.
Reviewed on: 02/02/2004