Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Seven Little Rabbits
I think we're permanently "borrowing" this darling little book from Uncle Steven. Seven Little Rabbits by John Becker and illustrated by another of our favorites Barbara Cooney remains a uniquely special book to us because Grandma gifted it to Uncle Steven shortly after it's publication date (c. 1973). Our edition shows gentle signs of love, both from the previous generation and now the present one. Don't you just love that?!
I especially appreciate that the publishers have realized this title needed an updated printing. So, if you end up on a waiting list trying to check Seven Little Rabbits out of your local library, you also have the option of purchasing it, which I would highly recommend too. The publisher says it best:
Over half a million children have counted their way to sleep with these beloved seven little rabbits. Available in its original hardcover format for the first time in twenty years, this delightful first counting book, chock full of gloriously endearing illustrations and humorous asides by two-time Caldecott-Medal-winner Barbara Cooney, is sure to be a bedtime favorite for a new generation of bunny lovers. Just the right size for little hands, the repetition and rhyme invite reader participation--right up until the moment it lulls its unsuspecting audience into slumberland.
So if you're looking for a new story to lull the little ones to sleep, try Seven Little Rabbits. And don't miss Cooney's lovely detailing framing each versed page.