You’re Finally Here by Melanie Watt
A very excited bunny greets readers on the first page with “Hooray! You’re here! You’re here! You’re finally here!” But then he starts asking questions, “Where were you?” Do you realize how long he has been waiting for you? Do you know how bored he was? Then he realizes that he’s being rude and greets the reader happily again. But he changes moods once again and starts talking about how rude it was to make him wait. He is very eager to have you stay with him and starts to talk about it when his mobile phone rings. Now it’s the bunny that has no time for the reader.
The author of the Scaredy Squirrel and Chester series has created another very unique and funny character. This little bunny who is unable to stay positive and embracing of the reader rings true completely. It is exactly the sort of conversation you have with a child who has had to wait. Watt’s illustrations are bright, bouncy and great fun. The facial expressions of the rabbit are very successful as well, capturing his shifting moods perfectly thanks to his very expressive eyebrows that make an appearance when he gets negative.
Funny and silly, you won’t want to wait to read this one! Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Reviewed from library copy.