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Battle Bunny

Scieszka, Jon

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Battle Bunny
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Alex, whose birthday it is, hijacks a story about Birthday Bunny on his special day and turns it into a battle between a supervillain and his enemies in the forest--who, in the original story, are simply planning a surprise party.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013]
ISBN: 9781442446731
1442446730
9781442446748
1442446749
Branch Call Number: J PIC S
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Barnett, Mac
Myers, Matthew Illustrator

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Comment by: BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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What’s a boy to do when he receives a syrupy sweet story as a gift? Transform it into an epic fight between the forces of good and evil. A hilariously subversive “revision”.

Having established himself years ago with The Stinky Cheese Man and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs as the funniest man writing picture books today, Scieszka pairs with fellow quirky fellow Mac Barnett to present a really kooky kick in the pants of ootsy cutesy titles. The premise? A bo... Read More »

What’s a boy to do when he receives a syrupy sweet story as a gift? Transform it into an epic fight between the forces of good and evil. A hilariously subversive “revision”.


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What’s a boy to do when he receives a syrupy sweet story as a gift? Transform it into an epic fight between the forces of good and evil. A hilariously subversive “revision”.

Jun 02, 2014
  • LibraryBuddy_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A hilarious story in which a boy named Alex changes a story about a birthday bunny into a story about an evil bunny who tries to take over the forest.

Jan 30, 2014
  • KCLSLibsRecommend rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another brilliant idea by Scieszka: hilariously 'defacing' of an easy fiction book by an older kid who hates the smarmy story he receives from his well-meaning grandma. (Only hope this doesn't encourage patrons to do this to other library books!)

Dec 14, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best creative prompt in book form ever! Brilliant idea brilliantly executed. Can be consumed--and imitated--as pure fun or entertainingly analyzed in ways that could lead to some very deep thoughts (head to mybirthdaybunny.com for a curriculum guide and to print your own "pure" copy of Birthday Bunny to deface yourself and share on the book's Tumblr).

Dec 14, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hahahaha. Very cute.

Nov 03, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Parents and children have fought the disparate concepts of creativity vs. law & order since the first toddler took a crayon in a chubby little hand and created a masterpiece on the dining room walls. Battle Bunny just cranks that fight up to eleven.

This book is hilarious. Check out the book trailer http://youtu.be/XzWbWFlfM9g

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Nov 03, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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Nov 03, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Open this book and you’ll see the following inscription written in a flowery hand. “Happy Birthday, Alexander! To my little birthday bunny on his special day. Love, Gran Gran.” It quickly becomes apparent that Gran Gran’s present to Alex, a poor man’s Little Golden Book-esque bit of schlock called Birthday Bunny was evidently not doing it for her beloved grandson. The entire book looks as though it has been scribbled with a thick black pencil. These aren’t random scribbles though. Oh me, oh my, no. Alex has vastly improved what once was a limp tale about a bunny that thinks everyone has forgotten his very special day. Under Alex’s hand sentences are reworded, illustrations are updated, and the new plot concerns a bunny supervillain bent on world destruction. The only one who can stop him? A boy conveniently named Alex who is the only one with sufficient chops to take the bunny down.

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Nov 03, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Authors Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett try to sell the idea of an adorable birthday bunny to a kid, only to find he has other plans for their book.

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