Thursday, April 12, 2012
Home for a Bunny
My youngest absolutely LOVES this book! In fact, it's a favorite among children in the 3-5 years, especially at this time of year. Home for a Bunny (c. 1956) a golden book by the beloved Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon) and illustrated by one of our favorites Garth Williams (Little House on the Prairie series) remains a precious, spring story.
The rhyming and repetition in the text attracts kids' attention so much so that they end up memorizing it to "read" to their parents:
"Spring, Spring, Spring!" sang the frog.
"Spring!" said the groundhog. . .
In the Spring a bunny came down the road.
He was going to find a home of his own.
A home for a bunny,
A home of his own,
Under a rock,
Under a stone,
Under a log,
Or under the ground.
Where would a bunny find a home?
The bunny then proceeds to look for a home, questioning a variety of species if he can join their home.
So if your weary from reading Goodnight Moon, try Home for a Bunny.