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Fear the Bunny

Illustrated by Priscilla Burris

About The Book

Bunnies—not tigers—rule the forest in this adorable take on William Blake’s classic poem.

Bunnies, bunnies, burning bright
In the forests of the night—

Wait, bunnies?! Yes, bunnies.

Tigers may be the most feared animal in some forests, but in this one, they fear the bunny. One hapless tiger finds this idea preposterous—what are they going to do? Nibble on his tail? Bop him on the head? Cute him to death? Fear the bunny—HA! Make no mistake, though: Richard Morris’ reimagining of William Blake’s famous poem turns the tables, and teaches one testy tiger a little rabbit-respect!

About The Author

Richard T. Morris is the author of This Is a Moose and Bye-Bye, Baby! He is a former E.B. White Award Honoree and Midwest Bookseller Choice Award winner. He lives in New Jersey with his family.

About The Illustrator

(c) Priscilla Burris

Priscilla Burris has illustrated numerous books for children, parents, and teachers. She enjoys cake painting and creating art for products that include murals, greeting cards, and rubber stamps. Priscilla lives with her family in Southern California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (February 5, 2019)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481478007
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD380L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

Faultless and funny

– Publishers Weekly

A quirky, fun story that will appeal to young audiences looking for a little bit of scare.

– Kirkus Reviews

Awards and Honors

  • Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominee

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