cover image Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It

Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It

Michael B. Kaplan, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch. Dial, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-3858-4

“Blaming someone else for something she had done was such a good idea, Betty Bunny didn’t know why she hadn’t thought of it before.” Yes, Betty Bunny is still a “handful” in her third picture book, in which she breaks a lamp and tries to cover up the crime. Kaplan and Jorisch are as skilled as ever at detailing the barely contained chaos of a household full of big personalities, as well as the sense of logic, injustice, and self-interest that drives Betty Bunny’s outlook. Ages 3–5. Author’s agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. Illustrator’s agent: Wanda Nowak Creative Illustrators Agency. (Feb.)