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April 06, 2005

"Bunnies, Bunnies everywhere..."

A few weeks ago I was looking through the library trying to find a few books to bring home for us to read to Jack for bedtime. It's not that I don't like "What Mom's can't do" or "Do Dinosaurs clean their rooms?" but after the one zillionth reading things just get old after awhile. Lo and behold I found "Astro Bunnies".

Astro Bunnies is easily one of the cutest books I had seen in a while. After a couple of pages I checked it out and it soon became a favorite with Fabulous Babe.

"Astro Bunnies see a star, Think they'd like to Go that far." How can you go wrong with lyrics like that? (I just discovered you can sing it to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star" which is too cool for school.) The pictures of the bunnies in their space suits are great and I'll tip you off to look for the bunnies friends with 3 ears...

The same author and artist team, Christine Loomis with Ora Eitan, have also produced Scuba Bunnies and Cowboy Bunnies, equally entertaining and appropriately illustrated. (My personal favorite is still "Astro Bunnies".

The author has had an interesting career and has written several books for travelling with children. (None of which would have helped me on the trip with Jack today.) We haven't read those but they're on my short list for the long haul.

I love children's books that stir the imagination. The pictures of bunnies donning space suits, wetsuits, cowbow outfits is great stuff. Even better is the ending images of bunnies, post adventures, coming home to be welcomed by a mommy bunny. Just the sort of stuff you want your child to see. I was reminded of "The Spaceship Under the Apple Tree" which is woefully out of print as of my writing this.

Highly recommended so go forth and buy! Then you too can accompany the bunnies on their adventures in space, underwater and beyond.

Posted by Jim at April 6, 2005 12:08 AM


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