Monday, March 23, 2009

More Easter books

Two more children's books showed up at our house this week that would be perfect for Easter gifts...

Bunny Hop, The (level 1) (Hello Reader) (Paperback), by Teddy Slater. This thin little paperback is a fun read for a 3-6 year old, or to be read aloud to someone younger. It is divided into three chapters. The first, featuring bunnies doing a "bunny hop" conga line, counts from 1-9 (the bunnies lack a 10th person for their bunny hop). In Chapter 2, we meet Buddy Rabbit, the potential 10th bunny, except that he can't dance, and his big feet are always stepping on his dance partners. Chapter 3 solves the problem by placing Buddy at the FRONT of the conga line. It is a cute story, particularly around Easter time. It reminds me of the Scholastic books I would have been excited to order at school when I was younger.

Excerpt:

"Thumpity-thump. His ears were flapping. Bumpity-bump. His toes were tapping."

Bookworm's interest at 16 months: He likes the first chapter best, since the concept of counting appeals to him lately. He also likes bunnies generally.




Peter Rabbit's Storytime Collection (Hardcover), by Beatrix Potter. This is a beautiful collection of fourteen Peter Rabbit stories that turned up in our mailbox this week. Apologies for the lack of a photo (you'll see one if you click on the title link to Amazon).

Excerpt:

"Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree."

Bookworm's interest at 16 months: He is too young for these right now, and doesn't tend to like to sit still to have it read to him (although some children might). He will definitely grow into them.




For 45+ recommendations for Easter reading, check out our Recommended Easter Books and Give Away post. Share your suggestions there for a chance to win the board book Busy Bunnies or Busy Chicks.

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