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Toys can be just as irresistible as chocolate cake, Betty Bunny discovers in her second outing. While at the mall, her siblings agreeably pick out one toy each, while Betty fills the cart. "[M]aybe you don't understand. You can't have all these toys," says Betty's mother. "Maybe you don't understand," Betty replies. "I want all these toys." Leaving the store without any toys, Betty has a meltdown, but her parents come up with a plan that could become a teaching moment-maybe. Laugh-out-loud writing and spot-on characterizations convey a distinctive family with very relatable dilemmas. Ages 3-5. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. Illustrator's agent: Wanda Nowak Creative Illustrators Agency. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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PreS-K-In Betty Bunny's return appearance, the enthusiastic rabbit and her siblings are told that they can each choose one toy in the toy store. Betty Bunny selects a small stuffed bunny that looks a lot like her. But then she starts filling the cart. When her mother reminds her of the one-item rule, Betty replies, "Maybe you don't understand.I want all these toys." Unable to get her way, Betty throws a full-blown tantrum as her mother picks her up and leaves the store. At home, she tries to convince her father that the tears are because she has the meanest mommy in the world. Her parents have a plan. They take her back to the store and give her some cash to spend as she wants, hoping she will come to an understanding about the value of money. Betty gets the small stuffed bunny she initially chose, and her mother and father assume she has learned a lesson-until the youngster fills the cart again with toys, saying that the stuffed bunny wants them. The mostly watercolor illustrations are colorful and expressive, and the characters' contemporary clothing is quite funny. There is humor in the reactions and dialogue of Betty's three older siblings as they witness this drama. There is a lesson here about money and what it can do. Readers will probably learn it, but Betty Bunny clearly has not.-Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Betty Bunny (Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, 2011) is back, and despite being told that she can have only one toy at the toy store, she loads up the shopping cart. But when she refuses to part with such treasures as the Slide - N'Splash Inflatable Pool, there's a tantrum, followed by a swift exit to the car. Her parents come up with a solution give Betty Bunny a finite amount of money to spend but she's not giving up that easily. Toddlers and parents of toddlers will surely relate to this hilarious handful of a rabbit girl.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist