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Bunny's Book Club
Contributor(s): Silvestro, Annie, Mai-Wyss, Tatjana (Illustrator)
ISBN: 055353758X     ISBN-13: 9780553537581
Publisher: Doubleday
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: February 2017
Annotation: Bunny loves reading so much that he begins sneaking into the library at night to borrow books, and soon his friends want to join him.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Books and reading; Fiction.
Libraries; Fiction.
Animals; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Books & Libraries
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Rabbits
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2015019235
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.40" H x 9.00" W x 0.50" (0.95 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 188339
Reading Level: 3.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): ANNIE SILVESTRO, author of Bunny's Book Club, grew up on the Jersey Shore. After graduating from St. Paul’s School and Georgetown University, she moved to New York, where she worked in the editorial departments of Harper’s Bazaar, Talk, and Allure magazines. She later returned to New Jersey, where she currently lives, to start a family and to focus on her passion, writing for children. Visit Annie online at

TATJANA MAI-WYSS was born in Switzerland and has lived in Europe and the United States. She has illustrated more than a dozen books for children, including Bunny's Book Club, and is also a frequent contributor to Babybug and Ladybug magazines. She won the Giverny Award for Best Science Picture Book for A Tree for Emmy. Tatjana lives in South Carolina with her family. Visit her online at

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Spring)
A small brown bunny is captivated by storytime on the library steps. But when summer is over and storytime moves back indoors, Bunny and his forest friends must find a creative way to keep reading. Nighttime high jinks involve the after-hours book drop, but all ends well in this gently humorous celebration of books and libraries. Winsome, detailed watercolor illustrations invite repeated perusals. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2016 November #2)
Bunny, a rabbit, has been eavesdropping on the local library's outdoor story time and fallen in love with how books can spark an array of adventures: "As he listened, Bunny imagined himself climbing mountains... captaining a ship... ruling a kingdom." But now that it's sweater weather, and story time has moved indoors, what will Bunny do? The answer isn't exactly legal (book return slots are intended for books, after all) and it gets a little out of hand (pretty soon Bunny's friends all want in on his after-hours library excursions). But the librarian turns out to be forgiving where these trans-species bibliophiles are concerned, and since "All libraries have rules," Bunny and his accomplices end up with their own library cards. Debut author Silvestro can sometimes be too literal and earnest ("He followed his nose to the adventure section"), but she makes the pleasures of reading abundantly clear. Mai-Wyss (The Passover Lamb) smartly divides the storytelling into small, telling moments, amplifying each vignette with a fine eye for detail and warmhearted humor. Ages 3–7. Author's agent: Liza Voges, Eden Street Literary. (Feb.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 January)

PreS-Gr 1—For book lovers, there is nothing better than a day snuggled deep in a comfortable chair reading a new book from the library. In this cozy tale, several woodland animal friends discover the pleasures of just such a day thanks to a bunny with a passion for books. Bunny falls in love with books during the warm days of summer when storytime is held on the library steps. Soon, Bunny is transported to faraway places and is experiencing the world—as captain of a pirate ship and ruler of a kingdom—as never before. When storytime moves inside, Bunny is bereft. To satisfy his hunger for books, Bunny returns to the library at night and learns that although the library is locked, the book return slot is open. Before long, Bunny spends all his time reading, and his friends are mystified by his absence. When Bunny divulges his secret, eight of the woodland friends sneak into the library together and are caught by the librarian. Rather than being busted, they are given library cards. So begins Bunny's Book Club. Silvestro's debut picture book is a love letter to the pleasures of reading and libraries, and Mai-Wyss's colorful illustrations are endearing and comforting—who wouldn't want to be friends with this group of open-minded and curious pals? There are cute details throughout, including a re-creation of an old library pocket on the inside cover of the book. VERDICT A pleasant addition for large picture book collections.—Sally James, South Hillsborough Elementary School, CA

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.