We're back with another book review, a little late, due to the busy-ness of life.
This book is a delightful 'diary' of the adventures of a bunny and his forest friends. The illustrations are old-fashioned, but very realistic, which in my opinion, makes them so much better!
We hope you will give this tale a try during your next read-aloud time and then tell us what you think of it.
Mary Frances Blaisdell
Read Aloud Rating:
10 out of 10
5 out of 5
From the Preface:
Bunny Rabbit had a book for Christmas. Mother Rabbit made it for him out of maple leaves, pinned together with thorns from the rose-bush on the stone wall. Bunny clapped his hands when he saw the book, and sat down at once on the old stump to read the stories. But there was not a story in the whole book—no, not one! There wasn't even a picture.
"You must write the book yourself," Mother Rabbit told him. "Then you will be sure to like it."
So Bunny Rabbit wrote the book about the good times he had with Bobtail and Billy, and all his other playmates. He wrote about the slide they made on the long hill beside the pond; about Mrs. Duck's swimming lesson, and the kite Bobtail made out of a leaf from the big oak tree; about Sammy Red Squirrel's flying machine, and Bobby Gray Squirrel's peanut party.
He hid the book in the hollow tree where no one would find it. But some one did find it,—some one who knew how to read the funny little tracks of rabbit writing,—and here are the stories in Bunny Rabbit's Diary.
A Review by Miss Melody Muffin:
This was a wonderful little tale! Children of many ages will delight to hear the stories of Bunny Rabbit and the other folks in the forest. The illustrations are charming and the story simple, but not overly so. Children aged seven and up should have no problem reading this book on their own. My younger siblings laughed heartily over Bunny Rabbit's adventures and it will be read again and again in our house.