In No, No, Bunny (March 7, 2017; ISBN 9780824916510; $7.99; 16 pp), Little Bunny has been taking things that don’t belong to him: pennies from Mama’s purse, a friend’s toy car, and a candy bar from the store. Taking everything seemed like a good decision at the time, but now Little Bunny feels sad. He confesses to his Mama and returns the items to their owners, learning that doing what’s right is always best.
Uh-Oh, Bunny (March 7, 2017; ISBN 9780824916503; $7.99; 16 pp) finds Little Bunny being a bit careless: drawing on walls, knocking over a plant, tearing pages from a book. When Mama asks him about the messes, Little Bunny chooses to be honest, which makes Mama happy. With Mama’s help, Little Bunny cleans up each mess. Preschoolers will learn, in a gentle, non-didactic way, that telling the truth is always best.
Both books feature the comforting colors and whimsical artwork of Claire Keay paired with Pamela Kennedy’s simple yet profound text. A die-cut on the cover invites children into Little Bunny’s world by revealing a raised illustration of Bunny on the first page. Perfect for introducing meaningful life lessons, the Little Bunny books are sure to be a parent and child favorite.
I received a complimentary copy.
About the Author:
Pamela Kennedy loves writing for children and has authored more than thirty books of stories, prayers, and devotions. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, playing with her grandchildren, and exploring the beaches of Puget Sound. Pam and her husband currently live in Seattle, Washington.
Claire Keay lives in an ancient market town in the south of England where she works from her little home studio. After years working as a special education teacher for preschoolers, Keay decided to pursue her love of illustration. She now happily illustrates several children’s books each year, as well as children’s magazines, greeting cards, and stationery. In her spare time, Keay loves to garden, spend time with her teenage sons, and sing in her local community choir.
Cassandra's review- Both of the books are short and easy for little ones to read. If you want to get the most from them, take a few minutes to read outloud to your kids and maybe even add a voice change for momma bunny. I had so much fun listening to giggles and the message the author has is good for every age.