Monday, November 29, 2010

I am a Bunny

I want to know; yes, I really want to know how many of you grew up with I am a Bunny written by Ole Risom and illustrated by Richard Scarry.  The copyright is 1963, so I'm hoping to get a good response from you, my readers.  Just flipping through this book makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, like I am the one sucking my thumb and rubbing blankie across my nose as it's read instead of my child.  Isn't it amazing how books can do that?  Well, this one does it for me.  It's one of the first books my memory recalls, and it's the first book I bought my eldest child.  There's nothing especially noteworthy about the book.  The text and illustrations are quite simple, but don't children gravitate to that?  The story simply introduces Nicholas, and the reader gets to know Nicholas alongside the changing of the seasons, starting with spring and ending "Then I curl up in my hollow tree and dream about spring."


  1. It looks familiar- but I don't think we had a copy. My mom would get stacks of books from the library, tho. So maybe we read it once or twice.

  2. You got me with the big red mushroom, my newest fetish! And then you write about your cozy blanket and thumb - you totally took me there! That is some good writing, my friend ;)