Seeing as it’s bunny week at Kids’ Book Capers, Tania and I have invited some special guests to hop over and talk about their favourite books. Yesterday the white bunnies talked about their favourites, today it’s the brown bunnies’ turn.
So please put your paws together today to welcome Max McCartney and Cosi White.
MAX RABBIT’S COLLECTION
Knuffle Bunny – written and illustrated by Mo Willems.
Hello. I’m a very fluffy, brown lop-eared rabbit. After a rather confronting run in with ‘the snip’, I must admit I’m not the powerhouse I used to be. Although I may not be ‘all there’ – and now prefer reading a good book to gadding about – I can still pack a punch when need be.
Another thing that packs a punch with me is Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny series. I laughed so hard when I read book one – A Cautionary Tale – I blew a grass seed out my nose. True story.
Knuffle Bunny belongs to Trixie. He’s a soft, floppy rabbit who suffers the indignity of being left in the wash cycle at the local laundromat. Horrified to learn Knuffle Bunny is missing, Trixie goes into meltdown until her bunny can be found.
This book is hugely indicative of the love little kids feel for rabbits. Doesn’t matter that they’re real or a little unreal – there’s just something about a bunny that pulls the heartstrings. I know I can sit in front of a mirror for hours, admiring my own fluffball of cute.
Mo has since written more books in the series – book two A Case of Mistaken Identity and book three – An Unexpected Diversion. Bring on book four.
Rabbit’s Year – written by Melissa Keil, illustrated by Jedda Robaard.
My owners, Ella and Riley, spent four years of their childhood in China, and although I’ve never been there, I really love this book about a really cool Chinese bunny who makes for an excellent friend. It’s especially poignant during this Year of the Rabbit.
I know I already have a very close friend in Mango (sometimes too close), but I must say I would like to make a friend of Rabbit. He’s a shy bunny – a bit like me, especially since ‘the snip’ – but he’s also a courageous soul.
Rabbit likes to play music but is too shy to join the other animals of the Chinese Zodiac – until one day, he begins playing his music louder and louder and louder, until the other animals can’t help but acknowledge him.
This book is not only really amazing to look at, I just love how it goes on to explain the varying personality traits of all the other Zodiac animals… and the best thing of all is that rabbits, as always, come out best.
COSI RABBIT’S COLLECTION
The House of 12 Bunnies – written by Caroline Stills and Sarcia Stills-Blott.
My favourite book is The House of 12 Bunnies. It’s written by Caroline Stills & Sarcia Stills-Blott and I love the pictures drawn by Judith Rossell.
I love living with Pickachew Rabbit in our burrow, but I sometimes think I’d like to live in The House of 12 Bunnies because it looks like so much fun. There are bunnies in the bath, at the piano, sitting in chairs and doing all kinds of fun bunny things while they are looking for something they have lost.
That happens to me sometimes, the juiciest carrot goes missing…then I see it in my friend, Pickachew’s mouth.
My favourite part is at the end when the 12 snuggly bunnies are warm and cozy in bed together.
Princess and Fairy by Anna Pignatoro
I also really like the Princess and Fairy books because they are so full of pretty things and they are Look and Find books so it’s lots of fun to turn the pages and ‘pawse’ to look at the great pictures.
Princess and Fairy are two rabbits who always look pretty and do fun things like play dressups and imagine stories and read them ‘under the fair starlight.’
After I’ve had my bunny nap I like to open the pages and look for all the small things in the pictures. I’m very good at spotting them.
I like the way Princess and Fairy dress up in costumes, have fun with the friends and do all sorts of things that small rabbits like to do.
Tania and I have had such fun having Pickachew, Mango, Max and Cosi to visit. We hope you’ve enjoyed it too.