The best bunny books by a bunny lover

Who am I?

I have a thing about bunnies! My first plush toy was a rabbit named Boing Boing and I had a pet lop-eared bunny named Br’er. The first book I wrote in my series was The Night Before Easter because I wanted to write a story for kids who love bunnies and Easter - like me! When I was a child I also liked to read books by Beatrix Potter and hope to one day visit her house in England.


I wrote...

The Legend of Lop-eared Larry

By Natasha Wing, Hester Applebee, Brittany David (illustrator)

Book cover of The Legend of Lop-eared Larry

What is my book about?

When Larry is born with floppy ears he is an outcast. His mother and father try to get Larry’s ears to stand straight up, but they fall back down. Luckily, having lop ears helps Larry save the Easter celebration and Easter Bunny proclaims Larry the village hero! When some of Larry’s children are born with floppy ears, he lets them be. This is a tale about how differences can be strengths. 

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I'm a Hare, So There!

By Julie Rowan-Zoch,

Book cover of I'm a Hare, So There!

Why this book?

This is another book about appreciating differences told with in-your-face humor using a case of mistaken identity. When a chipmunk accuses a hare of being a rabbit, the hare stands up for itself. In doing so, hare describes the traits of a hare versus a jackrabbit. It’s a simple way to show kids the difference between animals that seem alike but are not. Like a turtle and a tortoise. Turns out chipmunk is not who hare thinks he is! A fun way to learn about desert creatures.


Guess How Much I Love You

By Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (illustrator),

Book cover of Guess How Much I Love You

Why this book?

This is a sweet story about Little Nutbrown Hare telling Big Nutbrown Hare how much he loves him. It makes for a friendly father-son competition where one tries to out love the other. I can see fathers and kids doing the physical things in the book while they read it together such as stretching their arms out wide, reaching high, and jumping up. The competition ends with a kiss and an “I love you right up to the moon and back.” The illustrations are simple and the message is endearing. No wonder this story is a classic!


The Easter Egg

By Jan Brett,

Book cover of The Easter Egg

Why this book?

Speaking of classics, it seems like whatever Jan Brett publishes is an instant classic! Her detailed illustrations are luscious and worthy of pouring over time and again. Hoppi wants to decorate the winning egg so that he can be chosen to assist the Easter Rabbit in hiding eggs. As he views other rabbits’ eggs trying to figure out how he will decorate his, each rabbit gives him material he could use. Instead of trying to make a winning egg, Hoppi decides to make an egg he’s proud of. He comes upon a robin’s egg that fell out of the nest and keeps it warm. When Easter Bunny comes to choose the most special egg he chooses the robin egg – a surprise to all!


No Bunnies Here!

By Tammi Sauer, Ross Burach (illustrator),

Book cover of No Bunnies Here!

Why this book?

It’s a silly rabbit book! Kids will love that the bunnies are trying to disguise themselves from what they think is a hungry wolf. But it turns out the wolf isn’t looking for bunnies to eat. The lone wolf wants friends. Great read-aloud story! The illustrations – part art and part cartoonare bursting with energy and saturated color. Don’t forget to read the funny signs in the artwork as well.


Bunny Finds Easter

By Laura Sassi,

Book cover of Bunny Finds Easter

Why this book?

Easter isn’t all about bunnies, baskets, and bonnets. This book will remind kids that Easter is a religious holiday and that along with egg hunts and other light-hearted traditions of Easter, that families also go to church. As a rhyming author, I appreciate rhyming stories, especially for this age group (0-4). Plus this smaller-sized board book fits perfectly in Easter baskets.


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