Journey to Easter: Bunny books

2014-04-10T07:30:00Z 2014-04-18T11:59:29Z Journey to Easter: Bunny booksArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 10, 2014 7:30 am  • 

The Easter season often evokes a desire to take favorite bunny books off the shelf and read to young children. Here are a four of our favorite bunny books that are best read with a small child on your lap.

"The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter

Mischievous Peter Rabbit doesn't mind his mother and is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. Peter has his own website, too — peterrabbit.com

"The Runaway Bunny" by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd

A story of a mother's unconditional love, a small rabbit wants to run away. His mother, however, tells him that "if you run away, I will run after you." 

"The Velveteen Rabbit" (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson

A stuffed rabbit wants to become real through the love of his owner. Alas, he the rabbit is relegated to a toy shelf until the boy can't find the toy he usually sleeps with. The boy plays with and loves the rabbit, who is the boy's constant companion through a serious illness. It's a tear-jerker with a happy ending.  

"Pat the Bunny" by Dorothy Kunhardt

Was an interactive book before interactive was a trend. The "touch and feel" book for small children and babies was first published 1940. It is not a story, but more a collection of things to touch and, well, pat.

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