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Andrea J. Loney and Carmen Saldana

This heart-warming picture book on being different, feeling isolated and finally finding friends and acceptance follows a bear who always wanted to be a rabbit. Born as a bear but identifying as a bunny, Bunnybear experiences peer pressure from the other bears, who tell him to stop hopping around and twitching his nose as rabbits do. One day, Bunnybear decides to leave his cave to find new friends, who accept him as he is.

The illustrated story is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching and creates awareness for the fact that everyone is unique and no one should be ashamed when feeling different to those around. A Fox Called Herbert features a similar story – both stories could serve as readings for a teaching unit on diversity.

· · 2017

Critical edition

Loney, Andrea J. and Carmen Saldana. Bunnybear. Albert Whitman, 2017. 36 pp., ISBN 978-0807509388

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In favour of this entry

  • Addresses current affairs
  • Gender equality
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text