Editorial review from Heartland Reviews:
Rating: 5 hearts
Chief Reviewer: Bob Spears
"It's so refreshing to read
a clean, self-affirming book for children, without
"There is nothing more thrilling than reading a superior quality children's book. Hopalong Jack and the Bunnies' is stimulating visually and in its literary content. I read hundreds of children's book and I would put this book at the very top of the best of the best. I would like to let you know, Hopalong Jack and the Blue Bunnies kept eight adult women busy for an hour trying to locate the 'Hidden Bunny" on the last page of the book! Kathryn Jenkins, Pathways Within
" Your book Hopalong Jack is
one of the most
....The illustrations are incredible, and the story is a particularly poignant one...If you collect children's books that qualify as art, this is a must have. One the literal side, the story opens a wonderful door to talking about feelings and self esteem. On the creative side, there is plenty to seek and learn about the art and "hidden objects Terry Doherty, founder of The Reading Tub, Inc. and judge of the "Moms Choice Awards"
Editorial Review "…..the story is interesting, but even more intriguing are the beautiful watercolor illustrations……There seems to be something for children of all ages, including finding a hidden bunny in each picture, new words to read and, and plenty of art to keep the attention of young readers or listeners….. The story is magical as children escape beyond the thicket of berry bushes . As it is with most good children’s books, the ending is a happy one. …We are left with visions of bunnies dancing, but most important, a child is left knowing he, too, is special even among a “sea of bunny ears”. Carla Cody , Citizens Tribune, Morristown
" I was walking threw my living room yesterday and saw a book lying on the
"Welcome to Hopalong Hollow and enjoy your stay!" With these words Jeri Landers invites the reader into a magical community of rabbits who live in hollow trees with all the cozy comforts of home. Not since Beatrix Potter's water color creations have I enjoyed an animal habitat so much! Landers incredible watercolors are full of depth and imagination, activity and so much fun you want to join in. Hours upon hours can be spent with a small child exploring the paintings of the hollow, its inhabitants and the cozy burrows with their well-stocked shelves, tiny teapots, shiny cook pots, and overstuffed chairs. Even the tiny mice in the root cellar have tiny beds, teeny tiny toys, and all the teeny tiny comforts of home.
Hopalong Jack has no less than 22 brothers and sisters not to mention numerous cousins in Hopalong Hollow, and with so many relatives, how does one bun stand out among so many? Jack is charming, clever, and engaging and his solution to his problem is a lesson we all need to learn.
Don't miss Hopalong Jack and the Blue Bunnies. You will be enjoying it for years with every small child who crawls into your lap." Marty Vaughn MSIS Librarian, Girls Preparatory School Chattanooga, Tenn
"Hopalong Jack and The Blue Bunnies is one of those rare and wonderful stories that appeals to all ages. The pictures are filled with great detail that can be used for discussing things such as the weaving, dyeing, and quilting. The rich vocabulary would be great for classroom activities in upper elementary grades. Like many of us, Hopalong Jack is taking that personal journey of finding out what makes him special and unique in his busy and crowded world. Enjoy your trips to Hopalong Hollow! Every time you go there you will find something new and interesting in the text and in the pictures." Tricia Pugh, former teacher,,, current business owner
"I liked the part where the bunnies rolled around in the blueberries! They
Book Review: "Hopalong Jack and the Blue Bunnies is a genuine work of art. Suitable for all ages for not only the storyline and the 'bunny search' but the beautiful art, it's a perfect addition to every home or community library!" Morgan Bowes :Blaine Public Library Director
Dear Jeri Landers,
"I liked it when Jack tried to act like a Peacock."
Dear Jeri Landers,
"I liked the big fluffy cat because he looked so pretty and he reminded me
"I read your book to the 2nd graders at Evarts Elementary today and they loved it! Thanks for such a wonderful story and such exquisite artwork." Pauline Boggs Educator
"The illustrations are
beautiful and the colors
"The Hollow is a magical, comforting place to visit. Your artwork has such a unique flavor to it- the characters and the colors feel like old friends......" Deborah Mercy / Quilter and Mother
"Jeri Lander's, Hopalong Jack and the Blue Bunnies, is a very special book. The story is a universal and important message for children of every age, as Hopalong Jack searches for the answer to how he can make himself special. Each illustration is a work of art, intricately and masterfully detailed. The illustrations alone will capture a child"s imagination and hold their attention, even if they can't yet read the story themselves. The rhymes and "secret" at the conclusion of the story are fun and whimsical. They invite the reader to explore the pages for hidden bunnies, while introducing them to the habits and lifestyles of the bunny families in Hopalong Hollow. Hopalong Jack and the Blue Bunnies is beautiful both in content and illustration, and should be a part of every childs library." Peg Howard, Mother and Journalist
"I have just enjoyed my first visit to Hopalong Hollow! What a delightful
The book is not only beautifully illustrated, there is also a lesson in it which is lacking in so many stories today. The lesson is to be yourself. We do not have to do what others are doing or take unusual measures to be special, because everyone is special in their own way. Sharon Maddix, Artist and grandmother
"Great story! Fabulous artwork. Wonderful for children and adults. Enjoyed looking for the blue bunny. Looking forward to your next book." Ann Cason The Creative Factory- Grainger Today
"I received my book yesterday! It is absolutely wonderful, such a pleasure
got your book this week and have really enjoyed reading and
"Its truly wonderful!
My daughter and I scoured the book, and when we were done, did it again. Your work
is just so intricate and so detailed. We stare at each picture and just marvel at all the little details. It's just so fun to go over and over
it. Thank you so much. Your work truly makes people happy to look at
"Hopalong Jack and the Blue Bunnies is wonderful! The story has a great message and the artwork is splendid. Such captivating book illustrations I have never before seen." Pat R.,, grandmother of 6
"It's a wonderful, magical story!
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