Published: April 11, 2009
One Brown Bunny
by Marion Dane Bauer (Author) and Ivan Bates (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 3-7
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Orchard Books (February 1, 2009)
What to expect: Rabbits, animals, play, friendship, and rhyme.
Do you celebrate the Bunny at Easter and not just the chocolate? In the event that you are all about the bunny, One Brown Bunny is so sweet – yes, almost as sweet as that chocolate you’ll be eating for breakfast on Sunday. Not a traditional Easter story, but will be appreciated all-year-round.
to find a friend who’d like to play.”
One bunny searches the forest for a friend to play with. He finds two birds who fly away, turn the page, he finds three bears that leave in a bunch, turn the page, he finds four fish that disappear, turn the page — I think you get the picture. Finding friendship is the main purpose to this charmer of a book, but the numerical reference and lilting rhyme are what carry this story to its positively perfect ending. Will bunny find some friends? Of course! Marion Dane Bauer deserves great praise for her delightful way with words, as does Ivan Bates for the completely lovable illustrations that kids will be enchanted by.
One Brown Bunny is a wonderful read-aloud book. People who like Guess How Much I love You by Sam Mcbratney will truly enjoy this book, and vice versa.
Just in case you were hoping for something a little more, let’s say, Eastery, check out this cutie: Easter Bunny in Training by Maryann Cocca-leffler.
Add this book to your collection: One Brown Bunny