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Bear and Bunny    by Daniel Pinkwater & Will Hillenbrand order for
Bear and Bunny
by Daniel Pinkwater
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2015 (2015)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Bear and bunny are close friends who love to hang out in the forest. They wander through the woods singing, eating and sharing ideas. Then one day bunny gets the brilliant idea that they should adopt a pet.

The problem is the pair isn't sure what kind of pet would work well. They decide it must be an animal that they can care for and feed, plus it must love them too. They reject the idea of adopting a caterpillar and obviously a pine cone (bear's idea!) doesn't fit the bill at all. Then the two find the ideal pet, only they have a slight problem identifying it properly.

Although their would-be pet is actually a small frog, bear and bunny think it is a kitten, but that's not a serious problem. The frog seems quite happy being taken care of and the misguided friends don't see a problem with the arrangement. Of course providing their new pet with a diet of strawberries may cause problems down the road!

This cute story will have young readers giggling as they realize bear and bunny have not identified their new pet properly. This endearing tale about friendship and two not too bright buddies will be one your child will want to share with friends and family members as well as reread often.

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