"I Am Still a Bunny" by Ole Risom.
We've already spent one fun-filled year with Nicholas the Bunny. Now the cute rabbit takes another trip through the seasons, in which he continues to be a passive, isolated observer of the pagent of life. "In spring, I watch other animals making friends." Children will be comforted by the fact that flowers still bloom, leaves still fall, and Nicholas is still watching them.
In case the resolution is not clear enough for you to read the quote at the top, it says:
"A devastating meditation on the nature of passivity in a society obsessed with hyper-engagement. If only we could all still be bunnies."
-Jonathan Franzen, author of How To Be Alone
Thank you, Charlotte for that awesome suggestion! Stay tuned for more soon...
Note: Not all of the contest illustrations will be children's books re-imagined as books for grown-ups... but I reserve the right to scratch that book design review itch when necessary.
Thanks--I love the quote!
This one was a personal favorite of mine too. "Nicholas is still watching them" has a humorous ominous tone.
I would have thought this book was un-mockable, but you've pulled it off. I love the blurb!
Thanks guys--you wouldn't believe how hard it was to get Jonathan Franzen to provide a quote for a non-existent children's book sequel!
But now that he's had a tastes, who knows what he'll do next?
And please, illustrate as many of the entries as possible? Even if they don't win? Please? Pretty?
Yat-Yee: From your lips to Minh's ears!
This is hilarious, Minh. (I love your Good Night Moon too.)
Thanks again guys!
and Yat-Yee: I'm on it! (and not just because you asked nicely...)
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