Spring has sprung and that means books about bunnies, baby animals and more. Today I’m sharing some great little books that kids of all ages will love. From timeless classics to new picture books, here is a great list to add to list of great books for spring time or anytime.
Quackers by Liz Wong
Quackers is a cute picture book about a farm cat who has being living at the pond since he or she was born, so naturally the kitty thinks they are a duck. One day he meets another farm kitten and finds out he isn’t a duck at all. They go and hang out with the other cats in the barn and doing cat things. However Quackers misses all the ducks and learns in the end that sometimes family can also be your best friends.
summary: A cat who thinks he’s a duck? He must be Quackers! Quackers is a duck. Sure, he may have paws and whiskers. And his quacks might sound more like . . . well, meows, but he lives among ducks, everyone he knows is a duck, and he’s happy.
A Book of Babies by II Sung Na
A Book of Babies is an adorable book perfect for spring and Easter season. This book is also a wonderful gift for new big brothers and sisters. The illustrations are cute, colorful. Parts of the text remind of a poem, and the text is simple and big making it great for beginning readers. Kids of all ages love babies and baby animals so this one might just become a favorite in your house and classroom.
summary: When the flowers begin to bloom and the world starts turning green, animals everywhere are born. Some are born with soft, warm fur, while some are born with smooth scales. Some can walk right away—others need a little help! As with Il Sung Na’s previous offerings, A Book of Babies is filled with rich illustrations, endearing animals, and a simple text, all wrapped up in a gorgeous package that is perfect for Easter baskets.
Richard Scarry’s Bunnies
This shaped board book is the perfect book and gift for the youngest little bookworm. The pages are sturdy and little ones will love the adorable bunny on the cover. This book is mainly a book about all the cute bunnies there are in the world. The dutch bunny mentioned in the book looks just like our little Cuddles Alec D’Addario that my oldest got for her birthday a few years ago. Man we love that little cuddle bunny. Richard Scarry’s Bunnies has short simple sentences and cute illustrations making this timeless classic a go to book each and ever spring, Easter and any time you need a cute bunny book fix.
summary: In this bunny-shaped board book reissue, Scarry introduces readers to all kinds of rabbits with wit and humor—from real-life breeds such as the Vienna Blue and lop-eared, to his whimsical clothed bunny characters (“Rabbits like to all get dressed up if they are going to be in a story book.”). Scarry’s colorful paintings have been digitally restored to their original splendor for this edition—the perfect Easter gift!
I Am Bunny by Ole Risom and illustrated by Richard Scarry
I Am Bunny is a seasonal book about the great things about each season and what a cute little bunny by the name of Nicholas loves. I remember this book growing up and my girls remember it, making this book a tradition that hopefully will be past down by my girls. Golden books are so special and I love their simple story lines which hold the youngest listeners attention and makes great memories for everyone. The sentences are simple and don’t use big words making this a good beginning reader book. I love the illustrations in this book, Richard Scarry has leaned himself to many books and this team of him and Ole Risom created a wonderful book.
summary: The Richard Scarry classic is now available as a Little Golden Book–for the first time ever! I Am a Bunny now stars in the Little Golden Book line! Richard Scarry’s character of Nicholas the bunny will now be available alongside other iconic Little Golden Book characters such as the Poky Little Puppy and Scuffy the Tugboat!
The Bunny Book by Patsy Scarry and illustrated by Richard Scarry
The Bunny Book is a book about “What do you want to be when you grow up? “. This is a question that many of us ask our kids and students through out the years. Some kids it changes daily and others have known since they were asked. My girls have wanted to be scientist since they were 3 years old, they have never wavered. The Bunny Book talks about all kinds of jobs from police officer to candy store owner. The text is a bit more heavy in this book making it a bit longer and one depending on the age you might need to break this book up in sections. The illustrations are classic Richard Scarry and will be familiar to kids if you’ve read any of the above books that were written or illustrations by him.
summary: This sweet story is one of Richard Scarry’s very best. Long popular as a Little Golden Book, this tale of a large bunny family wondering what their baby will grow up to become is now available as a board book–perfect for springtime gift-giving
thank you Random House for Young Readers, Alfred A. Knopf Books For Young Readers and Liz Wong for sending me Quackers for review. Quackers book reviewed in this book bundle is my opinion and not influenced by the free book.
*All other books (besides Quackers) were library books and part of the Random House Spring spotlight post. All reviews are my opinion and not influenced by their suggestions. I truly love these books and have been sharing them with my kids as well as my preschool students for years.