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Bunbun & Bonbon. Fancy friends

A lonely bunny named Bunbun meets a fancy candy named Bonbon in this adorable series from Graphix Chapters.

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Graphix Chapters are ideal books for beginning and newly independent readers aged 6-8. With approachable page counts, easy-to-follow paneling, and artwork that supports text comprehension, these engaging stories with unforgettable characters help children become lifelong readers.

Bunbun has it all: a delightful Bunbun nose, a winning Bunbun smile, a ridiculously cute Bunbun tail, and not one, but two adorable Bunbun ears. But Bunbun doesn't have a friend -- until Bunbun meets Bonbon. Learning how to be fancy and eating donuts for lunch are two of the duo's many adventures in this irresistible graphic novel debut by acclaimed author-illustrator Jess Keating. Hop hop hooray!

- (Scholastic)

Author Biography

As a zoologist and author, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and victim of the dreaded paper cut. Her books blend science, humor, and creativity, and include the acclaimed My Life Is a Zoo middle-grade trilogy and award-winning picture books, like Shark Lady and Pink Is for Blobfish. Jess lives in Ontario, Canada, where she loves hiking, nerdy documentaries, and writing books for curious and adventurous kids. Jess can be found online at or on Twitter at @Jess_Keating.
- (Scholastic)

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Bunbun has the cutest bunny nose! The cutest bunny tail! TWO of the cutest bunny ears! But despite best efforts and indelible enthusiasm, Bunbun's missing the most important thing—a friend (Hello, bird! the little rabbit cheerfully waves in one panel; Good-bye, bird, in the next, adorable ears drooping). Enter Bonbon, who Bunbun mistakes for a rock (Hello, rock!). Boy, does Bonbon set him straight: I'm talking, but I'm not a rock! Nope, Bonbon's a purple candy, with a purple candy shell and TWO candy eyes. A friendship is born. In a series of infectiously playful vignettes, Bunbon and Bonbon have a fancy party with fancy food where they use fancy words (Like croissant? asks Bonbon while Bunbun juggles flaky pastries). They eat donuts for lunch, and cement their new friendship. Large panels, visual cues, and clever page turns make this graphic novel from Keating, known for, among other things, her slickly entertaining nonfiction books, a dynamic pick for early readers. Its warmth and humor will earn it a bevy of young fans. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

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