Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Bunny Slopes

Bunny Slopes

Claudia Rueda
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Chronicle Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1452141978

Bunny has decided that he really wants to go skiing and he invites us to join him. There is a problem though. A rather big problem. There is no snow; so Bunny asks us for some help. All we need to do is to shake the book. This sounds like a strange request, but we do what he asks anyway. We shake the book and it starts to snow a little. We are asked to shake “much harder,” and the next thing you know Bunny is covered with so much snow that only his ears show. We tap the top of the book so that the snow packs down a little and now everything is “perfect.”

Well, almost perfect. It would appear that Bunny does not have a proper slope to ski on and so he is not going anywhere. We need to tilt the book a little and….off he goes! It looks like Bunny has everything in hand. Or maybe not.

This funny interactive story will have children tilting, tapping, and turning the book so that they can help Bunny have a wonderful day of skiing. It turns out that skiing is not as easy as it looks, and Bunny, with the reader alongside him, faces challenges that need to be overcome.