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Betty Bunny Wants a Goal


Series
Betty Bunny

by
Michael B. Kaplan
illustrated by
Stéphane Jorisch

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin
Imprint
Dial
ISBN
9780803738591
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Series: Betty Bunny, Book 4
Betty Bunny wants to quit soccer when she realizes it’s not easy to score a goal. Her older brother remarks, “maybe you’re just not that good,” which gives their dad an idea. Full-color illustrations rendered in pencil, ink, watercolor, and gouache.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

F

AR

3.3: points 0.5

Lexile

AD550L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

1

JLG Release

Apr 2014

Book Genres


Topics

Soccer. Perseverance. Family life. Rabbits. Siblings. Games. Scoring goals. Sports.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal

Junior Library Guild

  • Entertaining family dynamics play a big role in Betty Bunny’s latest adventure. Her three siblings’ comments about her struggles on the soccer field—which range from encouragement to sarcasm and boredom—lead to some amusing discussions.
  • It’s hard not to crack a smile at Betty Bunny’s antics, even when she’s being “a handful,” such as declaring soccer “yucky” after one unsuccessful game.
  • Betty Bunny’s situation is relatable to anyone who has been tempted to give up on a tough activity or who has needed to put in extra practice to improve his or her performance.
  • Energetic illustrations show humorously exaggerated movement and emotion. In one picture, for instance, Betty Bunny’s legs are kicked wildly in the air and her expression is dazed as a soccer ball accidentally bounces off her forehead.

School Library Journal

Betty Bunny is a handful to all when she suddenly takes a liking to soccer. She wants to become the star of her team and is positive that she can score 10 goals at her first game. When she predictably fails to meet her own unrealistic expectations, she becomes sad and sulks in the grass for the rest of the game. Betty announces that she is quitting and almost throws away all of her soccer equipment. Her siblings try to reason with her and encourage her, giving her a pep talk about not giving up. At Betty’s next game, she still does not score a goal and is upset again. Her older brother Bill tells her, “Maybe you’re just not that good.” Her father patiently explains the importance of practice and enlists the snarky Bill to work with her. Illustrations are detailed in pencil, ink, watercolor, and gouache. Fans of the series will enjoy this newest addition. —Krista Welz, North Bergen High School, NJ

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • Entertaining family dynamics play a big role in Betty Bunny’s latest adventure. Her three siblings’ comments about her struggles on the soccer field—which range from encouragement to sarcasm and boredom—lead to some amusing discussions.
  • It’s hard not to crack a smile at Betty Bunny’s antics, even when she’s being “a handful,” such as declaring soccer “yucky” after one unsuccessful game.
  • Betty Bunny’s situation is relatable to anyone who has been tempted to give up on a tough activity or who has needed to put in extra practice to improve his or her performance.
  • Energetic illustrations show humorously exaggerated movement and emotion. In one picture, for instance, Betty Bunny’s legs are kicked wildly in the air and her expression is dazed as a soccer ball accidentally bounces off her forehead.

School Library Journal

Betty Bunny is a handful to all when she suddenly takes a liking to soccer. She wants to become the star of her team and is positive that she can score 10 goals at her first game. When she predictably fails to meet her own unrealistic expectations, she becomes sad and sulks in the grass for the rest of the game. Betty announces that she is quitting and almost throws away all of her soccer equipment. Her siblings try to reason with her and encourage her, giving her a pep talk about not giving up. At Betty’s next game, she still does not score a goal and is upset again. Her older brother Bill tells her, “Maybe you’re just not that good.” Her father patiently explains the importance of practice and enlists the snarky Bill to work with her. Illustrations are detailed in pencil, ink, watercolor, and gouache. Fans of the series will enjoy this newest addition. —Krista Welz, North Bergen High School, NJ

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