Reviews - What do customers think about Brave As a Bunny Can Be?
This book sends a terrible message May 2, 2008
The illustrations are beautiful, but the storyline is terrible. A bunny who is different from the rest of his family overhears them saying mean things, so he runs away from home. Determined to change into what they value, he fights a fox. When his family helps in the fight, pats him on the back, and asks him why he left, he finds out that they weren't talking about him, but about some other kid. What?? Why couldn't the bunny find a way to contribute to his family in some other way, instead of conforming to what they wanted? Why was it okay for the siblings to be gossiping, because it was about someone else? I definitely do not want my kids reading this book over and over. It's going in the recycle bin.
Valuable lessons here... Nov 14, 2006
Children's lives are filled with new and sometimes scary events and experiences. There's the first day of school, a hospital visit, the dentist, moving to a new home--the list goes on. And many times their confidence is challenged and fear erupts.
Brave as a Bunny Can Be is a delightful story that will entertain and help children understand that fear is normal, and it can help them be brave in the face of the unknown.
Cooper is a bunny. But he's lacking confidence and fears much of the world around him. When Cooper overhears his siblings talking, he thinks that they believe that he is a coward. He's sad and decides to live on his own and take action that will help him overcome his fears.
Living alone can be dangerous for a bunny. A hungry fox finds Cooper and the chase is on. A surprising rescue results and Cooper becomes a hero and learns a valuable lesson.
Brave as a Bunny Can Be is a must-have book for children. It's a wonderful way to help them learn through storytelling. And the illustrations are luscious.
Armchair Interviews says: Cooper is so cute!
An up-and-coming talent Apr 9, 2002
Waldman House has a knack of turning out "instant classics," books you could swear have been around for years -- or that you grew up on -- but that are actually brand-new. Such is the case with Brave as a Bunny Can Be, an opulently illustrated morality tale about the cultivation of courage. Author and illustrator Alison Julian is stronger on art than writing; there are a couple story turns that make a gimlet-eyed old reviewer scratch his head and say "Hunh?" And some parents of the 4-8 year-olds for whom this beautiful book is intended may blanch when the young fluffy hero Cooper lights out from home to live alone "for many weeks" in order to get over being a "scaredy-bunny." But kids aren't going to quibble over such quirks; they?ll surely be captivated by the well-crafted, luminous naturalism that leaps forth from every page, creating a convincing world that kids will want to visit again and again. And most parents won't mind a few return trips either. -- P.MILLER ...
Being scared is a necessary part of being brave Oct 18, 2001
Cooper is a young and not very brave bunny just beginning to learn the ways of the world he lives in. When he overhears his brother and sisters talking he becomes downhearted and sets off into the world on his own. Lonely and sad, Cooper is determined to learn to be brave so that he can rejoin his family. When he ventures into the Dark Green and faces Fox, he learns a lesson that all young readers (and their parents!) can learn: It's okay to be scared, being scared is a necessary part of being brave. Very highly recommended for family, school, and community library collections, Brave As A Bunny Can Be is Alison Julian's debut picturebook for young readers and her gift for narrative storytelling, combined with an remarkable and undeniable talent for breathtaking illustration clearly marks her as a children's author to be eagerly sought for in the future.
Julian's "Brave as a Bunny Can Be" Visual Treat Oct 6, 2001
With an important message about courage and communication, Alison Julian's "Brave as a Bunny Can Be" delivers a visual vacation with artistry rarely seen in children's books. Her artwork depicts glowing horizons that evoke respectful homage to Maxfield Parrish as well as emotional impact ranging from a fearsome fox's eyes to an utterly perfect and heart-rending bunny tear. We fall in love with Cooper, the young hero, and cheer at his family's love and support. Would that all families could be so united in love.