Hi friends! This blog is for teachers and families- all for the sheer joy of literacy. When we are enthusiastic about reading and writing our students and our own kids become excited to read and write. I hope that we all can be models for those in our care- how did you show your passion for reading, writing, learning, language, or words today?? It's in those small, daily moments that we teach kids to love literacy.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Picture Book Review: I am a Bunny

Happy Easter! I just picked up this book for my daughter's Easter basket. I love any chance I get to give a book.  Many of the displayed books were Easter-themed, but poorly written (and honestly, not even interesting). After 30 minutes of browsing (I can be so indecisive), I came across I am a Bunny, by Ole Risom (Illustrated by Richard Scarry). This book is a classic- I've seen it around, but I don't know if I'd given it a read. It's delightful. The pictures lovely. The writing simple, yet beautiful. Next time you need to stuff an Easter basket, check a book out at the library for your toddler/preschooler, or buy a baby shower gift- consider this book. You'll love it.  I can't wait to introduce my daughter to hollows and toadstools and the four seasons. I hope she loves it as much as I do!
I love the detailed illustrations. Scarry uses repetition (see snowflakes, raindrops, butterflies below) throughout the book to create visual interest.

Product Description from Amazon-
I am a bunny. My name is Nicholas. I live in a hollow tree.In the spring, Nicholas likes to sniff the flowers, and in the summer, watch the frogs in the pond. In the fall, he watches the animals getting ready for winter, and in winter, watches the snow falling from the sky. This beautifully illustrated, gentle story is one of Golden’s most beloved titles.

Random House Children's Books (2004) - Hardback - 26 pages - ISBN 0375827781

Watch the book being Read Aloud here-

What book would you stuff into an Easter basket?

Read On! 


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