Bear and Bunny written by Daniel Pinkwater and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand (2015)
Bear and Bunny are best friends. Of course Bear thinks Bunny is a small bear and Bunny thinks Bear is a big bunny. Still they love to do things together, especially wander, collect, and nap. One day Bunny suggest they get a pet. A pinecone does not seem like a good pet; neither does a caterpillar. Then Bear rescues a small green kitty who says ‘croak’ from a tree. They agree that Kitty would make a perfect pet and take him home for strawberries.
This story is delightfully told through text and illustrations. Bear and Bunny (and Kitty) have the perfect expressions for best friends who are sweet, curious, and just a tad naive. Little ones will absolutely adore Bear and Bunny (and Kitty).
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