Kunoichi Bunny

  • Illustrated By: Brady Sato
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:stuffed animal, adventure, wordless picture book, father and daughter, ninja bunny
  • Available:03/15/2022
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
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The sun is out and the birds are chirping. It’s a beautiful day for Saya, her dad and her well-loved stuffed bunny, Kunoichi, to go to the park.

On their way, Saya stealthily stops a fight by flinging her floppy four-legged ninja-bunny between two snarling cats. Later on, on the bus, Saya throws Kunoichi under the wheels of a child’s stroller, halting its dangerous roll toward the stairs. Dad doesn't notice as Saya uses Kunoichi to save the day time and time again on their outing and on the bus home, proving small actions can have a great impact.

This wordless picture book in graphic novel format by award-winning author Sara Cassidy and illustrator Brady Sato will bring joy to every reader who believes in the magic of stuffed animals.

“Variety in colour and structure, along with a diversity of characters, makes Kunoichi Bunny a compelling and thought-provoking read with tremendous entertainment value. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Captivating…Sato does a brilliant job with point of view, perspective, and zoom, moving the plot along and giving it the feel of an everyday superhero story. This inviting book effectively encourages visual literacy for the youngest audience.”
– School Library Journal
“Will resonate with young readers who believe their stuffies, too, can save the world…A visual, day-in-the-life adventure that can be used to stimulate literacy-rich conversations.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Allows the reader to use their imaginations as they become the narrators of the tale…Will inspire kids as they will learn that no matter what your size you can make a huge impact on your world.”
– Storywraps blog
“Sato [excels] at portraying dynamic, animation-like characters…allowing easy visualization of the protagonist’s thought process through storyboard-like panels.”
– Publishers Weekly
“A gentle, tender father-daughter excursion…The girl’s bravery reveals her as the true kunoichi of this tale.”
– Booklist
“Saya, her family, and friends are beautiful examples of non-traditional gender roles, diversity, and inclusion. It is a perfect book for pre-readers to help tell the story of what is happening through illustrations and what might happen next.”
– Children's Literature
“The story is charming from start to finish, and the pencil artwork finished digitally is exceptional. While there is the drama of the many heroic actions, the father-daughter dynamic is loving and invites careful attention. Those who share this fine picture book will find much to discuss, and will enjoy mimicking its many sounds.”
– Sal's Fiction Addiction
New York Public Library (NYPL) Best Books for Kids   | 2022  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2022  |  Commended
Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year   | 2023  |  Commended
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award   | 2023  |  Nominated

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