Sunday, February 8, 2015


On January 28, I went to Kevan Atteberry's book launch party for BUNNIES!!! It was great!

A huge crowd showed up at University Book Store for the event. Kevan read the story twice, the way one might with children, so all could anticipate the words and rhythm. Kids in the audience got into it, which was really fun. BUNNIES!!! is silly and sweet, and it's sure to cause giggles and smiles in children. And adults.

I had my picture taken with Kevan before the reading, and I got a bunny hug!

Kevan is uber-talented, and he's an incredibly nice person. I have a tremendous respect for him, personally and professionally, and I'm quite certain everyone who knows him feels the same way. Seriously. He's that good of a guy. And while I think he can probably draw anything, he has a special fondness for lovable monsters. The main character in BUNNIES!!! is Declan, a friendly monster with a pom-pom tail. He stands behind a tree on the cover, but there's no hiding how adorable he is.

BUNNIES!!! by Kevan Atteberry
Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins

There were carrots and other bunny-friendly foods at the party, and also a beautiful cake! Here's Kevan with the cake. Don't you love the ears?

It's wonderful when hard-working, talented writers and illustrators succeed. When it's someone with a ginormous heart--someone who does so much to help other people--it's the best. Yay for Kevan and BUNNIES!!!

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*This is the post I wrote about the time Kevan gave my daughter a special drawing.

*Here is a link to Kevan's books.


Margaret Nevinski said...

I'm sorry I missed that reading! I agree, Kevan is talented AND an incredibly nice person. Thanks for showcasing his new picture book. I only have one question. Dawn, where are your bunny ears???

Jemi Fraser said...

Kevan sounds completely awesome! I bet the kids loved his read aloud - and the illustrations are awesome!!

Theresa Milstein said...

So cute. Love the bunny ears.

Medeia Sharif said...

Such a cute launch, and looks like a great read. I love bunnies.

Crystal Collier said...

It looks like a super cute book. I'm betting my littles would love it, especially the one on the way. =)

Julie Dao said...

This book sounds adorable and I know just the bunny-crazy little girl to buy it for! Sounds like this was a great event :)

Shelley Sly said...

I don't know how I've missed such a cute book, but I need to read this now! I love picture books with cute animals. :)

Dawn Simon said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments! Something fun: Today a teacher-friend shared the book with her class and used it to show kids how illustrations help tell the story. I love it!

Crystal, congratulations!! How exciting! I'm so happy for you!

DMS said...

This looks like SO much fun! The bunny costume is awesome. I am happy that you were able to attend the event. I look forward to reading this one. Thanks for sharing!

hemapen said...

That sounds like such a fascinating book!

Glad you had a great time at the book launch party, Dawn!