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Fancy Friends Book Review (Bunbun and Bonbon #1)

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A lonely bunny named Bunbun meets a fancy candy named Bonbon in this adorable young graphic novel.

Bunbun has it all: a delightful Bunbun nose, a winning Bunbun smile, a ridiculously cute Bunbun tail, and not one, but two adorable Bunbun ears. But Bunbun doesn’t have a friend — until Bunbun meets Bonbon. Learning how to be fancy and eating donuts for lunch are two of the duo’s many adventures in this irresistible young graphic novel by acclaimed author and illustrator Jess Keating. Hop hop hooray!

Graphix series are ideal books for even the youngest readers. With funny, simple text, unforgettable characters, illustrations that support comprehension, and approachable story lengths, these books grow newly independent readers’ confidence and turn them into lifelong book lovers!

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My fancy friends BOOK REVIEW

Our tween loves graphic novels and it was only a matter of time before seven year old Kiki started reading them. Fancy Friends is about a lonely little rabbit named Bunbun who is looking for a friend. Bunbun meets Bonbon (a chocolate candy) and the two discover that they enjoy things like fancy garden parties and donuts. The new friends bond over a lovely little picnic until an unexpected guest arrives!

With the focus on children and devices, it’s so important to encourage kids to read. Maybe your child isn’t quite ready for long chapter books but these sweet and short graphic novels by Jess Keating are perfect for beginning readers. The colors are bright and crisp. The image boxes have thick borders so children can easily follow along. The story is filled with sight words that first and second graders should be able to identify and understand within the context of the story.

Bunbun isn’t so sure about the snake!

I like that the illustrations in Fancy Friends help children understand the story. When the two friends discuss hopping or when they jump in excited the illustrations clearly show the characters are moving! One more thing about Fancy Friends, it’s simply a sweet and colorful story of a cute bunny and their candy friend. Fancy Friends is a good reminder that giving a potential new friend a chance (even if they look different or like a rock) could open up new adventures!

Love the illustrations showing movement!

Fancy Friends would be a great gift for your beginning reader and we are already looking forward to the next book!

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