Bunny Slopes is the latest in the genre of hands-on interactive picture books. Not interactive in the electronic sense – no bells, tones, or apps required here. No, this is interactive like the popular book Press Here and others by Herve Tullet. Young readers play an active role in Bunny’s day in the snow: making it snow with a shake of the book and sending Bunny on a wild downhill ride with a tilt of the book. A turn of the book helps right Bunny when he has a little mishap with a tree. Bunny is very appreciative of the assistance. Overall, the ski-day adventure goes swell until Bunny encounters a surprise on the page that even little helpers can’t help the rabbit avoid.
Rueda’s minimalist color palette of pale blue and white complements the light, lively tone of the story; and Bunny’s actions are accented by an effective use of lines suggesting movement. Unfortunately, Bunny Slopes falls flat with an abrupt though warm and cozy ending.
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