As anyone who knows Candy can tell you, she loves animals especially cows and rabbits. So, I was not surprised that William’s Easter basket this year had a book about rabbits in it. As a new mom I’m constantly in awe of how much variety there is in board books for infants. “Little Bunny” is shaped like a bunny. This adorable color makes the book so inviting. The cover illustrations and throughout the book are some of the best I’ve ever seen in a children’s book.
Inside the narrative starts with the mom cuddling her babies and “keeping them warm and safe”.
The realistic pictures continue to match up with the next words. It would have been great to see a rabbit or two in motion as they mention hopping.
The next page made me think and look up its claims. Bunnies eat apples? It turns out they can in small amounts but should not eat the seeds.
I know I’m approaching this one as an overthinking adult, but I couldn’t help but wonder why the bunnies didn’t return to their underground den to sleep. That being said, the sleeping bunny images are hysterical.
Also, I wondered, where is the bunny daddy? In addition to the questions I had, I thought there were more quite a lot of concepts all in one small page.
The intended age range for this book is ages 1-4. Still, William did let me read it to him, and paid some attention to it.
The story is one kids will enjoy and the illustrations more so. I’m not sure if it would raise questions in young children and if it did, if the discussions that resulted would lead to more or less enjoyment of the book.
Rating – three baby booties out of five