Friday, March 11, 2016

A Bushel of Bunny Books

 It's spring - or at least spring is well on its way - and with Easter at the end of the month, kids might be thinking of bunnies. If they keep their eyes open, they might even see some of the local rabbits hopping through back yards and nibbling on dandelion leaves and other scrumptious greens.

If you can't find any rabbits in your back yard, then head down to the library and check out these photo-rich books about the life cycle of bunnies.

Bunny, by Angela Royston with photographer, Barrie Watts is part of the "see how they grow" series. The photographs and text depict the development of a rabbit from birth through six weeks of age.

The Little Rabbit, by Judy Dunn, with photos by Phoebe Dunn, is a story about a little girl and her pet rabbit and records their daily activities.

There are many fictional stories about rabbits, too.
 What if a rabbit grew and grew and grew until it was bigger than you? That's what Bill Peet wondered when he wrote Huge Harold. Poor Harold - he's hounded by hunters. What's a rabbit to do? If you know Bill Peet's books, you can bet Harold will come up with some creative way to escape the stewpot.

Lion vs. Rabbit, by Alex Latimer has the feeling of a modern day fable. Lion bullies all the other animals until finally they can't take it anymore. They post an ad, asking for help. One animal after another tries and fails to defeat Lion. Can no one stop him? Finally, a rabbit arrives. No one thinks that such a small animal will be brave enough or strong enough to defeat Lion. But perhaps this rabbit is smart enough?

For more spring reading, check out these books on Passover, Easter, and Patriot's Day.