Just Bunny and the Great Fire Rescue
Written by Jeanne LaSala Taylor
Illustrated by Ana Sebastian
Mascot Books; February 4, 2020
Every child has that one special lovey, you know, the one where tragedy will strike if it goes missing. No sleep, no rest, no snuggles-but plenty of tears and agony (for both child and parents).
Just Bunny and the Great Fire Rescue is the story of such a lovey, Just Bunny, who is accidentally left behind when Francesca, her sister, and her mother hurriedly leave a restaurant due to a kitchen fire. Disaster strikes once Francesca realizes she does not have Just Bunny. After racing back to the scene of the fire, a firefighter is quick to recognize the loss and is able to save Just Bunny from certain doom.
In honor of the Fire Department of New York, and a certain Captain Anthony Matteo who rescued Just Bunny, a portion of the proceeds from sale of this book will be donated to the NYFF Burn Center Foundation. Jeanne LaSala Taylor wrote this book based on a true story.
Thank you, Mascot Books, for sending a review copy of Just Bunny and the Great Fire Rescue.
What I Love About This Book:
~ Just Bunny! I love that most every child has a favorite stuffed lovely. Just Bunny is perfect.
~ Francesca and her mom and sister are out playing at the park and decide to eat dinner out, enjoying a normal day.
~ This book honors firefighters who rescue others from disaster and put their lives in danger to help.
~ Fun, colorful illustrations
~ Big city New York life is on show in this picture book
~ Based on a real story
~ A portion of the proceeds will go to help burn victims
~ Fun rhyming tells the story
Just Bunny is Francesca’s right-hand stuffy who has been with her through thick and thin since day one.
Nothing can tear these two apart except, maybe, a fire! Thankfully, one of New York’s Bravest is on the scene to prove that selfless acts of kindness happen every day.