Isabel is the best Bunjitsu student at her school. She can kick higher, throw farther, and hit harder than anyone else! But Isabel uses her abilities wisely, only using them to defend herself when she needs to. Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman is composed of vignettes following Isobel’s adventures on the path to enlightenment. The stories are clearly inspired by Eastern wisdom and the illustrations are reminiscent of Japanese wood-block carvings and ink calligraphy. This composition is primarily for middle readers (grades 2-4), but will delight both younger and older. A good read-aloud, these clever and humorous stories of Isabel are fast-paced yet remind the reader to slow down and observe. I highly recommend this book, having become attached to Isabel through the course of my reading.