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Here Is Big Bunny
An I Like to Read® Book Level A
by Steve Henry
Steve Henry, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 6.99
ISBN: 9780823437740 | 01-31-2017

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Animals/Fiction, Easter, Easy Readers, Adventure
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
W.K.3, 5, 7, 8 RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 3, 3a, 3c, 4 L.K.1, 1b, 1f, 2, 4, 5, 5a, 5c, 6 RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

About the Book

In this urban adventure filled with more than one hundred fifty colorful animal characters, readers may notice something funny about the bright, energetic scenes. As critters roam through the city, each spread has a clue: a huge hand, a gigantic foot, a big tail, an enormous ear . . . What do these clues add up to? Big Bunny the oversized balloon, who sails down the street with a smile on his big face! Spot him in the background at the museum, the library, even the toy store.

Playful art inspired by illustrators Hilary Knight and Garth Williams, as well as modern artists Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse, features bold colors and detailed cutaways.

About the I Like to Read® Series: Picture Books for Every Level of Emerging Reader

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels, and have been evaluated and assigned Guided Reading Levels A-G based on the Fountas and Pinnell system.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Write the word float on the board. Discuss its multiple meanings. Show the class a picture of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and discuss. RL.K-1.4

2. How does Steve Henry use pictures to develop the story elements in Here is Big Bunny? Discuss the setting, characters and events depicted by the illustrations on each page. RL.K-1.7

3. Discuss the theme, the arts, on each page. Create a list of art mediums (ex., paintings, sculpture) shown in the illustrations. SL.K-1.1

4. Draw a picture of Big Bunny and label his body parts. (Ex., foot, hand, tail, ear, eye, nose, face) RL.K-1.4

Educators' Guide
Lesson plan featuring classroom activities and suggestions for further exploration.