Bunny Books

Bunnies, Bunnies and more Bunnies are being featured today. Bunnies are so cute and sweet and kids, as well as adults love them. I’m featuring some great little bunny books today that are great for spring time and any time.

Pat the Bunny: First Books for Baby By Dorothy and Edith Kunhardt

Pat the Bunny First Books for Baby By Dorothy and Edith Kunhardt

 

Pat the Bunny is a go to classic for newborns. People have baby showers and baby rooms centered around this classic book series. Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers love the interactive feature of this book series and it grows with the child. From babies who we help them with all the textures, to toddlers that do the textures as we read the books to them. Than as preschoolers they have the book memorized and love that they can “read” the book. My girls both had this book memorized and felt so big when they would read it to me. ūüôā

summary:¬†Three classic pat the bunny books in one charming slipcase! A perfect way to celebrate Bunny’s 75th anniversary! This boxed set includes pat the bunny, pat the puppy, and pat the cat. Touch and feel elements and pull tabs invite children to explore these books on their own–or to snuggle up and play with mom or dad!

A Friend For Bo by Elizabeth Zuniga

A Friend For Bo by Elizabeth Zuniga

 

Oh my gosh A Friend For Bo is simply adorable! I love the watercolor like illustrations and the story is so sweet. Kids will really love this new picture book and I hope that the author Elizabeth Zuniga creates more adorable picture books. This is going on my must gift book for any little ones birthdays, baby showers, and visits to the hospital.

summary:¬†A Friend for Bo, is the story of a little rabbit who makes a new friend named Rollie! The only problem is that Rollie doesn’t like doing much. Not reading, not boating, and not even playing! How can Bo get his new friend to have some fun? And also . . . just what is Bo’s new friend? Well, his new friend is an egg, a fact that has gone right over Bo’s ears.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams; illustrated by William Nicholson

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams illustrated by William Nicholson

 

The Velveteen Rabbit is my most favorite picture book ever. I have so many different copies and editions. This book is my collectible, I’ve been collecting it since I was little. The Velveteen Rabbit is magical, I love the story and how the boy’s love makes the stuffed bunny come to life. I can’t get enough of this classic and anyone who has invited to any showers or birthday’s has received a copy of this book and they all have fallen in love with it as much as me.

summary:¬†A new gift edition of one of the most beloved children’s stories, newly available with the luminous color of the original edition. With illustrations re-scanned from a 1922 first edition and a sumptuous cloth binding, this lovingly reconstructed classic is the ideal collectible gift for Easter and holidays throughout the year. At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes “Real,” a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity. Treasured for generations, here is a timeless tale about the magic of boundless love.

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Bunnies everywhere

Easter is just a few days away and I’m sharing a few cute picture books that would be great to have for some bedtime, story time or holiday reading on Easter Sunday.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Mary Man-Kong illustrated by Random House

Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Mary Man-Kong illustrated by Random House

 

We all know the song but I know my preschooler’s were always surprised there was a picture book by the same title. The story is a bit long in text, depending on the age or the listeners you might need to pace it out over a day or 2 reading bedtimes. When I had the youngest preschool class I read it over lunch time, I did that a lot with longer books. The kids loved listening to stories while eating and they seemed to eat a lot better too. The illustrations are bright and colorful and fit the story to a T. This story has the Easter bunny and briefly Santa so it might not be for every house or classroom but if you celebrate these holidays than grab this classic. The book includes Easter egg holders and stickers so this might be a fun addition to the traditional egg dying session. You and your little ones can create child lit easter eggs.

summary: Children ages 3 to 7 will love to celebrate Easter with this full-color storybook based on the classic Peter Cottontail Claymation TV special from 1971. Plus, it features press-out Easter egg holders and over 30 stickers!

The Bunny Hop (Sesame Street) by Sarah Albee

The Bunny Hop (Sesame Street) by Sarah Albee

 

Who doesn’t love Sesame Street, well OK sadly my youngest never liked the show no matter how many times I tried. However she did love this classic picture book and we read it so many times, even when it was wasn’t Easter time. I think I loved this adorable picture book just as much as my girls and preschooler’s. Bunnies have invaded Sesame Street and the characters are finding them everywhere. Kids ¬†will love seeing all the funny places the bunnies show up at. The Bunny Hop is adorable and I can see why it is a Golden Book story title.

summary: A riotously funny Sesame Street Little Golden Book about Easter bunnies run wild! On Easter morning, Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and their Sesame Street friends find cute bunnies in the strangest (and funniest) places! Where did they come from?

Spring has sprung

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 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 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‚ÄĒothers 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

Richard Scarry 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‚ÄĒfrom 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‚ÄĒthe perfect Easter gift!

I Am Bunny by Ole Risom and illustrated by Richard Scarry

I Am Bunny by Ole Risom 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 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.