Emily Brown’s rabbit, Stanley, is NOT FOR SALE.
Not even to her Most Royal Highness Queen Gloriana the Third.
Not even for all the toys Emily Brown could ever desire.
So when naughty Queen Gloriana steals “Bunnywunny” away, Emily Brown sets out to get him back. Along the way, she shows the queen how to love a special toy of her very own.
The popular author of How to Train Your Dragon teams up with the author/illustrator of Oscar and Arabella in this irresistible picture book.
|Publisher:||Follett Library Resources|
|Product dimensions:||11.81(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Cressida Cowell is an English children's book author, best known for the novel series, How to Train Your Dragon, which was adapted into an blockbuster animated film by DreamWorks Animation. Along with other picture books she has written, Cowell collaborates with illustrator Neal Layton on the picture book series Emily Brown.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Queen wants Emily Brown's special toy rabbit, Stanley. Emily is pleasant about the requests at first - although she repeatedly corrects the Queen and her ministers for calling Stanley Bunny Wunny - but as the requests persist, and change from petitions to commands, Emily loses her patience. She insists that they leave her alone; instead, special commandos raid her house at night and steal Stanley away! Emily is a no-nonsense girl, so she marches up to the palace to rescue her bunny. Surprisingly, the Queen is happy to see her, because Stanley isn't right anymore - he has lost all his character. Emily rescues her toy and tells the queen the secret for a unique friend: buy the toy brand-new, and then love it and play with it and treasure it, until it is truly your own.The message behind the story reminded me of the Velveteen Rabbit; that a possession is valuable due to sentimental reasons and not for material appearance, and also that a toy can be a beloved playmate for a child, can be real for her. A sweet message. In this case, it's delivered with a good deal of humor. The illustrations for the book are also funny, juxtaposing an image that is a photograph with the line drawings and watercolors of the rest of the page. The hyper real joined to the cartoony adds to a surreal feel for the book, and corresponds to Emily's vivid pretend play. It's an interesting book, very readable, and with a good message that is delivered with laughs.
A little long for storytime, a naughty queen tries to steal Emily Brown's well loved bunny-Stanley.