Rah Buddy's a monster, and he's hungry Time for all cute little bunnies to hop into his mouth. "Oh no " they say. "There are cupcakes in the oven " They offer Buddy some, and he becomes too full to eat the bunnies. He'll have to come back tomorrow. Read more...
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Rah Buddy's a monster, and he's hungry Time for all cute little bunnies to hop into his mouth. "Oh no " they say. "There are cupcakes in the oven " They offer Buddy some, and he becomes too full to eat the bunnies. He'll have to come back tomorrow. And so it goes between Buddy and the bunnies--they take him swimming, after which he is too tired to eat; they take him on all the rides at a carnival, after which he is too dizzy to eat; they even form a Buddy fan club . . . and who could eat their own fan club? Eventually Buddy realizes that the bunnies have tricked him. The bunnies aren't food at all--they are friends
The bunnies' seemingly naive offers of friendship are a charming--and clever--mode of survival in this sweet and silly story about a not-at-all-scary monster.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-10-21
- Reviewer: Staff
The star of Shea’s Dinosaur vs. books may dominate his foes, but not so with shaggy, orange-striped, and ill-tempered Buddy the monster, who tries and fails to eat a passel of cute, white bunnies. “No, please, no! We were about to make cupcakes!” three bunnies wail, stopping him in his tracks. “They played hide-and-seek while the cupcakes baked,” and Buddy fills up on treats. He returns the next day, and five bunnies propose that they go swimming. “If you bunnies are half as delicious as you are nice, I am in for a treat,” Buddy admits. The next day, seven bunnies take him to the carnival (sticking to “spinny, whippy rides” that give Buddy an upset stomach), and the next, eleven admonish him with the book’s sideways title. With recent longer comedies like this one and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, Shea’s digital art and one-joke narratives have blossomed. While this romp predictably favors the underdogs, Shea’s energized colors, subtle background textures, and manic visuals keep the eye moving, while the shouty dialogue, hapless monster, and sneaky rabbits amplify the silly suspense. Ages 4–8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.)