Springtime is upon us! Finally, we can break out the books about bunnies exploring the world around them with some of my favorite stories to share at story-times in March.
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky
The Terrible Plop is a great book to start off with because it is a longer read, but also hilarious. A group of bunnies are hanging out by a pond munching carrots and chocolate cake are frightened away by a terrible plop. Soon all of the bunnies have lots of other forest creatures running with them as well, until they meet a big brown bear. The story is told in wonderful rhyme and the illustrations are equally humorous.
Hooray For Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood
Perhaps today’s the day he thought. Perhaps today really is the day. The day that spring arrives! Hoppy hears the birds, smells the flowers, looks at the lambs in the meadow, tastes the grass and feels the warm ground beneath his feet in this sweet and colorful book about discovering the changing season through the five senses.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Jane Cabrera
Four chicks have fun hiding while Rabbit and Mommy Hen prepare a party for the little pigs’ birthday. This counting book by Jane Cabrera is a great book for encouraging your preschooler to participate with you as you read aloud. The book follows the traditional nursery rhyme with a few twists. On each page, your child can help you find four orange little chicks who are hiding within the pages! The animals are painted with fun, bold colors that delight the eyes.
A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan
One morning, a boy wakes up with a rabbit on his head and, although his mother is skeptical, he soon discovers that he can be fed, ride a bobsled, and even look cool with a rabbit on his head. This is a picture book that works well for preschoolers all the way up through second grade. The sillier the person gets that is reading A Boy and his Bunny aloud, the funnier the book is for kids!
Found by Salina Yoon
One day, Bear found something in the forest. When Bear finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest, he begins to worry. After all, the stuffed bunny must feel lonely and want to return safely to its owner and home! But as Bear diligently searches for the bunny’s owner, posting notices high and low, he begins to grow attached to his newfound friend. What will happen when the bunny’s owner finally comes forward? One of my favorites for this time of year, a great read aloud for bedtime.
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
As he hops along a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be green as grass, tall as a fir tree, hard as a rock, and flutter like a butterfly. This is a story that is great for 3-4 year olds, and a story that encourages dialogue between child and storyteller.
Create your own rascally rabbits at Central Library on Wednesday, March 23 from 4-5pm. Get into the spring of things by creating paper bunnies!