A perfect spring time theme, bunnies are cute, funny, and have a lot of kid appeal. Cradling my bunny puppet in my arms, twitching it softly, all of the kids line up to give it a pet and ask if it is real, which of course it is. Where I live, rabbits are pets, and are almost never seen in the wild. The idea of a rabbit in the garden is one children are exposed to in books, not real life (true story, the only bunny I saw in the wild growing up here was someone’s pet, and it was followed by a group of kids trying to catch it). That said, bunnies are all kinds of fun!
This week was spring break so storytime was full of older siblings and grade school kids. My picture book round up thus has a few titles for older kids. Here are some bunny rabbit books for your enjoyment:
What’s the Matter, Bunny Blue? Nicola Smee. Very cute story, particularly good for toddlers, I like to hide the missing family member and search. It doesn’t work in my room which is just a little cove, and opens to the main children’s room.
Lots of cute books this week–I was interested to notice in putting together this list that it has three of the four or so children’s authors I’ve actually met are on it. We did some fun finger plays, counted carrots, and jumped around like bunnies with our egg shakers. Then the kids made their own bunny puppets. It was lots of fun, and my niece came too, which made it the best!