Review by Booklist Review
Dad surprises Annie and her pet rabbit, Snowball, with a day trip to the country. They buy food at a roadside stand, throw stones from a bridge, and enjoy a picnic lunch together. Written in short but natural-sounding sentences, the simple text creates a cheerful tone. Similarly upbeat, the ink-and-watercolor illustrations have a satisfying sense of spontaneity that suits the story well. This summer idyll is a pleasant addition to the Annie and Snowball series, an offshoot of the Henry and Mudge books for beginning readers.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist
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Review by Horn Book Review
Annie and cousin Henry join a book club and learn that reading can be "an outside thing" (Book Bugs Club); Annie lets her bunny Snowball sniff a map to choose a destination for an impromptu day trip with Dad (Surprise Day). Both the stories and the breezy pen-and-ink with watercolor illustrations celebrate spontaneity in a way that will please the new-reader audience. [Review covers these Ready-to-Read: Annie and Snowball titles: Annie and Snowball and the Book Bugs Club and Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day.] (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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