Chubby Bunny

by Julie Murphy

On Sale: 10/24/2023

Chubby Bunny

by Julie Murphy

illustrated by Sarah Winifred Searle

On Sale: 10/24/2023


About the Book

The debut picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’. Told with Julie Murphy's trademark humor and heart, this is a clever, funny body-positive story about loving yourself.

Barbara “Bunny” Binks comes from a long line of Barbaras, that started with her mother and grandmother. She loves putting her hair up in “bunny buns,” playing with her rabbit Ralph, and eating marshmallows.

Then one day, she participates in her favorite marshmallow eating contest at field day called “Chubby Bunny,” and her classmates start teasing her.

But with a little help from another Barbara, Bunny figures out a very sweet solution. 

Critical Praise

“Adorable Bunny is an exuberant and inventive protagonist, approaching life with zeal and creativity. The supportive familial relationships are a joy, and happily, Bunny is given the agency to reclaim her name and confidence on her own terms. Murphy’s welcome first foray into picture books is an exceptionally friendly and frank fat-positive contribution.” — Booklist (starred review)

“Murphy depicts a world in which family warmly supports a child facing anti-fat bias at school. The collaborators clearly define chubby as a neutral descriptor, allowing Bunny to reclaim the word in interacting with her schoolmates.” — Publishers Weekly


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063011182
  • ISBN 10: 0063011182
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 10/24/2023
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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