Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Review - Bunny in the Middle

Bunny in the Middle

by Anika A. Denise
illustrated by Christopher Denise
Date: 2019
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

This joyful picture book celebrates middle children and sibling love.

When you’re in the middle . . . you’re not the oldest, and you’re not the youngest. You are right in between. There’s someone bigger who helps you and someone smaller who needs you. From the middle, you can see both sides.

But being in the middle isn’t always easy—sometimes it’s hard to know what makes you special, or how to follow a path that’s just your own. This classic picture book highlights the remarkable empathy of middles and the joys of self-acceptance, glowingly illustrated by New York Times-bestselling artist Christopher Denise.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Can I just take a moment to squeal about these illustrations? They're so cute!

Bunny in the Middle is squarely aimed at middle children, acknowledging the things they have to put up with, but also emphasizing the good things about being in the middle. Not being a middle kid myself, I can't quite relate... but I can certainly appreciate what this book set out to do (and accomplishes quite nicely).

Check this one out for the illustrations, especially if you're a bunny in the middle.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 5/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 5/5

Overall: 4.5 out of 5

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