Battle Bunny

Battle Bunny

Book - 2013
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Alex, whose birthday it is, hijacks a story about Birthday Bunny on his special day and turns it into a battle between a supervillain and his enemies in the forest--who, in the original story, are simply planning a surprise party.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2013
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781442446731
Branch Call Number: JP Scies
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Myers, Matthew 1960-
Barnett, Mac


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cmlibrary_cschwanke Jan 21, 2016

One of the most FUN books you'll ever pick up! Read more at

Jan 21, 2016

Apparently Alexander does not like the “Birthday Bunny” book from his Gran Gran. With a pencil Alexander has gone to work; Birthday Bunny becomes Battle Bunny! Alexander’s imagination and pencil change this sweet story into the tale of Battle Bunny`s Evil Plan. With a saw in hand he heads into the forest where he meets Crow and his megatron bombs, Badger and his furious claw, and Sergeant Squirrel of the Rabbit Police Force. Can none of these animals stop Battle Bunny’s rampage? And what about Alex? Will he be able to stop the evil deeds of Battle Bunny and his zombie army? With clever illustrations and re- illustrations, this book will leave you laughing. Grab a copy and let the battle begin!

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

The story of a very happy bunny's special day morphs into an action-packed quest for world domination. Battle Bunny cuts down trees, fights a badger for his championship wrestling belt, and plots how to best carry out his evil plan.

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BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
What’s a boy to do when he receives a syrupy sweet story as a gift? Transform it into an epic fight between the forces of good and evil. A hilariously subversive “revision”.

Jun 02, 2014

A hilarious story in which a boy named Alex changes a story about a birthday bunny into a story about an evil bunny who tries to take over the forest.

KCLSLibsRecommend Jan 30, 2014

Another brilliant idea by Scieszka: hilariously 'defacing' of an easy fiction book by an older kid who hates the smarmy story he receives from his well-meaning grandma. (Only hope this doesn't encourage patrons to do this to other library books!)

JCLChrisK Dec 14, 2013

Best creative prompt in book form ever! Brilliant idea brilliantly executed. Can be consumed--and imitated--as pure fun or entertainingly analyzed in ways that could lead to some very deep thoughts (head to for a curriculum guide and to print your own "pure" copy of Birthday Bunny to deface yourself and share on the book's Tumblr).

KRockstar10 Dec 14, 2013

Hahahaha. Very cute.


Parents and children have fought the disparate concepts of creativity vs. law & order since the first toddler took a crayon in a chubby little hand and created a masterpiece on the dining room walls. Battle Bunny just cranks that fight up to eleven.

Oct 29, 2013

This book is hilarious. Check out the book trailer

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Open this book and you’ll see the following inscription written in a flowery hand. “Happy Birthday, Alexander! To my little birthday bunny on his special day. Love, Gran Gran.” It quickly becomes apparent that Gran Gran’s present to Alex, a poor man’s Little Golden Book-esque bit of schlock called Birthday Bunny was evidently not doing it for her beloved grandson. The entire book looks as though it has been scribbled with a thick black pencil. These aren’t random scribbles though. Oh me, oh my, no. Alex has vastly improved what once was a limp tale about a bunny that thinks everyone has forgotten his very special day. Under Alex’s hand sentences are reworded, illustrations are updated, and the new plot concerns a bunny supervillain bent on world destruction. The only one who can stop him? A boy conveniently named Alex who is the only one with sufficient chops to take the bunny down.


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