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Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny

Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny

Bunjitsu Bunny (Volume 1)

John Himmelman

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Introducing Isabel, aka Bunjitsu Bunny! She is the BEST bunjitsu artist in her school, and she can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than anyone else! But she never hurts another creature . . . unless she has to.

This series of brief stories about Isabel's adventures are a beguiling combination of child-friendly scenarios and Eastern wisdom perfect for the youngest readers.

Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny, written and illustrated by John Himmelman, is the first in a series of books about a smart young bunny faced with different challenges. The lively story about a kind and wise rabbit, with two-color illustrations, will appeal to young martial arts fans.

Florida Sunshine State YR Award ML

The Locked Door

One afternoon, Isabel saw her fellow bunjitsu students outside their school. Teacher had left a sign on the door. It read, "Come on in."

"Teacher wants us to go inside," said Max. "But the door is locked."


Praise for Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny

“* Cleverly wrapped in an entertaining package, the zen-type morals are edifying but not preachy and serve to genuinely enrich the stories.” —The Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW

“Himmelman simplifies his picture-book style with calligraphic black lines and delivers a series of Zen lessons touched with gentle humor.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Himmelman tells delightful short stories about a little bunny named Isabel, who is mighty in spirit . . . makes for a good read-aloud.” —School Library Journal

“Spare ink illustrations appear on every page, skillfully balancing humor, bunjitsu action, and understated grace. Like Isabel herself, this one's a winner in unexpected ways.” —Publishers Weekly

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John Himmelman

John Himmelman is the author and illustrator of more than seventy-five books for children, including Chickens to the Rescue, Duck to the Rescue, Katie Loves the Kittens, and Katie and the Puppy Next Door. As a martial arts student and instructor, he has a lot of experience with the human version of bunjitsu. He lives in Connecticut with his artist wife, Betsy.

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