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Heidi Heckelbeck and the Tie-Dyed Bunny

Book #10 of Heidi Heckelbeck
Illustrated by Priscilla Burris



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About The Book

Heidi brings home the class bunny over Easter weekend—and finds herself in a magical, colorful mess!

Easter is just a few days away and Heidi Heckelbeck can’t wait! The holiday weekend is even more special because it’s Heidi’s turn to take home Maggie, the school’s bunny. But when Heidi takes Maggie out of her cage, trouble follows. Maggie escapes from Heidi’s arms and runs through all of the Easter egg dye! Will Heidi figure out how to un-tie-dye the colorful bunny before she has to take her back to school?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.





  No one could sit still in Mrs. Welli’s second-grade classroom. Everyone wanted to hold Maggie. Maggie was a fluffy white bunny with bright blue eyes. She belonged to Principal Pennypacker, but sometimes he let Maggie go on classroom visits.

  This week Mrs. Welli’s class had Maggie. Mrs. Welli let her students take turns holding the bunny. When it was Heidi’s turn, she cuddled Maggie in her arms. The other kids gathered around.



  “Her fur feels like velvet,” said Heidi.

  Lucy Lancaster stroked Maggie’s fur. “She’s the softest little fluff ball in the whole world,” she said.

  “Let me touch her!” said Natalie Newman.

  “No, I want a turn!” said Melanie Maplethorpe as she pushed her way to the front of the group.

  Mrs. Welli clapped her hands.



  “Everyone, take your seats,” she said. “It’s time to put Maggie back in her cage. The bunny needs a rest.”

  Heidi slowly walked to the cage and let Maggie hop in. Then she sat down with the rest of the class.

  “I have very exciting news, boys and girls,” Mrs. Welli said.

  The class looked eagerly at their teacher.


  “Principal Pennypacker is going to pick one lucky boy or girl to take Maggie home for Easter weekend.”

  Everyone gasped and squealed.

  “At the end of the day,” Mrs. Welli continued, “the principal will draw a name from our class hat. The winner will take Maggie home tomorrow.”

  Mrs. Welli passed out a piece of paper to each student in the class.

  “If you’d like to take the rabbit home, please write your name on the slip of paper,” she said.

  Everyone began to chatter about who would get the bunny. Heidi had always dreamed of having her very own pet. Oh, I hope I’ll get the bunny, she thought as she wrote her name on the paper. But her chances didn’t seem good. Everyone wanted to take Maggie home.



  “Come on, kids. One, two, three—all eyes on me!” Mrs. Welli said.




The room quieted down.

  “I know everyone’s excited about the rabbit,” said Mrs. Welli. “But right now I want you to line up quietly for art.”

  Everyone lined up, but it was too hard to be quiet. They chatted, giggled, and hopped like bunnies all the way down the hall.

  Boing! Boing! Boing!





About The Author

Wanda Coven has always loved magic. When she was little, she used to make secret potions from smooshed shells and acorns. Then she would pretend to transport herself and her friends to enchanted places. Now she visits other worlds through writing. Wanda lives with her husband and son in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have three cats: Hilda, Agnes, and Claw-dia.

About The Illustrator

(c) Priscilla Burris

Priscilla Burris is the illustrator and author-illustrator of many books for children. She attributes her love of children’s books and library visits to the East Los Angeles Library. Priscilla loves her role of creating characters and stories for readers everywhere. She lives in sunny Arizona, where she finds the sunrises and sunsets awe-inspiring. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (January 21, 2014)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442489387
  • Grades: K - 4
  • Ages: 5 - 9
  • Lexile ® 590L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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