Bunny & Tree (Hardcover)
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A gorgeous wordless adventure story about a rabbit and a tree, their surprising friendship, and the distance they go to find a place to call home.
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2023 ★ A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2023 ★ A New York Public Library Best Children's Book of 2023 ★ A Publishers Weekly Flying Start ★ A Marginalian Favorite Book of 2023 ★ A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2023 Blue Ribbon ★ A 100 Scope Notes Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children's Book of 2023
"Finishing the last page of Bunny & Tree is like waking from a dream--one you did not want to end. Filled with surreal adventure and magical thinking, Zsako has created a secret world unlike any other." --Lane Smith, Kate Greenaway medalist and Caldecott honoree"A book to treasure... Bunny & Tree will reward little children for its story, adults for its art, and everyone for its buoyant spirit." --Paul Zelinsky, Caldecott medalist
Bunny and Tree first meet when the tree observes a ferocious wolf threatening the bunny and comes to its protection. From that moment on, there is a bond of trust between the two, which flowers not only into friendship, but amazingly, into a road trip adventure, when Bunny, who's looking for his rabbit friends, convinces Tree that it's time to uproot and see the world. Compelled by sympathy and a shared purpose, Bunny and Tree hit the road, becoming another tremendous and memorable picture book odd couple. Depicted in bright colors in a world of lavish skies and so much to see, Bunny and Tree share in wonder, adventure, misadventure, solidarity, and a sense of homecoming.
About the Author
Balint Zsako was born in Budapest, Hungary to a textile artist mother and a sculptor father. His family immigrated to Canada when he was ten years old. At university, he studied photography, but for the last 20 years, he has been exhibiting paintings and collages. Take This Waltz, a film by Sarah Polley, features his drawings, and his illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's and The New York Times Magazine. Bunny & Tree is his first picture book. He lives and works in Los Angeles.