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The Backup Bunny

Illustrated by Greg Stones
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Everybody needs a backup plan, especially when you lose your favorite toy.

When Max loses his favorite toy—Bunny—his clever mom brings out the "backup bunny"—Fluffy—to save the day. Fluffy is thrilled to have the chance to play with Max, but is soon rejected by the observant child who notices that his ears are too new and perky. Can Fluffy find a way into his favorite boy's heart?
The Backup Bunny will keep you laughing and inspire you to make room for another favorite story.

About The Author

Abigail Rayner grew up mostly in England with a couple of years in Greece thrown in. She moved to New York City in her twenties, where she worked as a reporter for British newspapers. Her books, The Backup Bunny (2018) and I Am a Thief (2019) called “Hilarious and sweet” by Kirkus Reviews (starred review), have delighted children. This is her third picture book for NorthSouth Books. She lives in New Jersey, with her husband, two kids, two cats, and lots of tasty gluten-free snacks. 

About The Illustrator

Greg Stones majored in studio art at Bates College, where he learned to paint photo-realistically, and was the cartoonist for the school paper. Two years after graduating, be began combining his pretty landscapes with his cartooning skills—adding penguins, zombies, and now bunnies to his work. He is creator of the illustrated book Zombies Hate Stuff.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (March 6, 2018)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735842823
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

Stones' illustrations depict a wonderfully expressive, long-limbed, floppy-eared stuffed rabbit.

– Vicky Smith, Kirkus Reviews

There are many books out there that address the issue outlined in Rayner's book, but none are done quite as sweetly as hers.

– The Book Chatterer blog

The Backup Bunny is a heartwarming story that is sure to become a family favorite!  You might even need to keep a Backup Book around just in case! 

– Corey Rosen Schwartz, author of The Three Ninja Pigs

"Fluffy directly addresses readers, and his frustration and sadness over being the second, oft-rejected choice will resonate with them..."

– Publishers Weekly

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