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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

April 2009

 

In honor of spring, here come some of our favorite books about bunnies! Hippety-hop, hippety-hop!

 

Read to Your Bunny

Read to Your Bunny

written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells

E WELLS

 

Mrs. K, ever organized, prepared her book selections for the next several month's lists in advance. We hope you will read her favorites and think of her.


The official anthem of Perrotís infant and toddler storytime programs is a charming, rhyming invitation for parents and children to celebrate the pleasures of reading together every day. Nine illustrations and forty well-chosen words comprise this little gem. Read to your bunny often, and your bunny will read to you!

 

-Mrs. K.

 

 

 

Little Rabbit Lost

Little Rabbit Lost

written and illustrated by Harry Horse

E HORSE


One in a series of Little Rabbit books, this episode finds Little Rabbit celebrating his birthday with a trip to Rabbit World, a most amazing amusement park. Alas, Little Rabbit finds himself not quite as big as he would like, resulting in frustration, fear, and ultimately redemption. With particularly beautiful illustrations, Little Rabbit Lost is a book to be found!

 

-Mrs. Bailey

 

 

A Bunny for All Seasons

A Bunny for All Seasons

by Janet Schulman, illustrated by Meilo So

E SCHUL


A charming book with lovely watercolor illustrations, this simple story follows a young bunny through all four seasons and ends up in spring, where she wonders if life can possibly get any better. Luckily, her mother is right there to reassure her that every season has something to relish and life can be full of wonder all year long.

 

-Miriam

 

 

 

Rabbit's Gift

Rabbit's Gift: A Fable from China

by George Shannon, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

EASY J 398.2 RABBI


Winter is coming, and Rabbit has just found two delicious turnips! Heís worried that his friend Donkey wonít have enough to eat, and decides to give him one of the vegetables. But Donkey thinks itís Goat who could really use that turnip. Can you guess what Goat will do? This warm and simple book is based on a Chinese folktale and teaches a gentle lesson about the value of generosity.

 

-Vicky

 

 

 

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

by DuBose Heyward, illustrated by Marjorie Flack

HOLIDAY E HEYWA


A beautiful story about a young bunny named Cottontail who never gives up on her dream of becoming one of the Five Easter Bunnies. These special bunnies are chosen by Grandfather Bunny to deliver Easter eggs to children all over the world. How will Cottontail ever be able to become one of the five Easter Bunnies after becoming a mother of 21 little bunnies? By being very wise, very kind and very swift. A story to be shared and enjoyed year after year.

 

-Dawn

 

 

 

Marshmallow

Marshmallow

written and illustrated by Clare Turlay Newberry

E NEWBE

 

Learning to share a home with a rabbit is hard on a cat who has been used to being #1 around the house. A Caldecott Honor Book.

-Barbara

 

 

Tippy-tippy-tippy, Hide!

Tippy-tippy-tippy, Hide!

by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

E FLEMI

 

Those mischievious bunnies are at it again! You may remember them from "Muncha, Muncha, Muncha!" This time they are trying to sneak into Mr. McGreely's house and the result is lots of fun.

 

-Mrs. Kennedy

 

 

 

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter

E POTTE

The first of Beatrix Potter's beloved stories, The Tale of Peter Rabbit follows the mischievous Peter as he disobeys his mother's orders and makes his way into Mr. McGregor's garden. It becomes an adventure as "poor" Peter Rabbit is chased throughout his entire garden! A classic tale that every child must read!

-Mary

 

 

Max's Chocolate Chicken

Max's Chocolate Chicken

written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells

HOLIDAY E WELLS

 

This is the charming story of two irresistible bunnies-- Max, and his older sister, Ruby. When mischievous Max cannot find any eggs on the egg hunt, he awards himself the prize, and eats the chocolate chicken anyway. Before Ruby gets too upset however, she finds a chocolate duck left for her by the ever-thoughtful Easter Bunny. I especially enjoyed the imaginative illustrations-- which beautifully convey the sentiments of these adorable bunnies.

 

-Mrs. Weicher

 

 Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month focuses on a different category or theme.

We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a link to that item in the catalog, so click there to place a hold. 

Have questions about our picks, or need other recommendations? Call us! Our number is 203-637-8802.

 

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