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I am a Bunny – Ole Risom & Richard Scarry

I am a Bunny, a beautifully illustrated board book by Richard Scarry, is lovely to introduce the littlest of people to the concept of the seasons and what can be seen and experienced during each one. It is also great to stimulate discussion with older readers about different features of the seasons and where bunnies live.

The Story
: Nicholas, a bunny, lives in a hollow tree. He introduces the reader to each season by showing us what he enjoys doing in each one. Then he goes back to bed to dream about spring.

I am a Bunny was published in the 1960s but the story and the illustrations are timeless, it is a beautifully simple introduction to the changing of the seasons. Nicholas enjoys watching butterflies and frogs, leaves falling from the trees and animals getting ready for the winter and he likes picking spring flowers and lying in the sun. The illustrations are beautiful, the double page spreads are boldly drawn using natural colours. My daughter loves choosing her favourite butterfly and counting the autumn leaves and I love the picture of Nicholas sheltering from the rain under a toadstool. For me, the short lines of simple text support the pictures and the book is so sturdy that even the littlest people can enjoy it.

Nicholas is a very cute bunny and there is exuberant joy in everything he sees and does. This book is a lovely celebration of nature and the seasons.

Age Range: 2 +

Author: Ole Risom / Illustrator: Richard Scarry

Many of Richard Scarry’s books are now being reprinted. Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever (my mum still has our original well loved childhood copy!) has just been republished to celebrate its fiftieth birthday.

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14 responses to “I am a Bunny – Ole Risom & Richard Scarry”

  1. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews avatar

    This is such a classic. That is such a sweet illustrations. Richard Scarry’s illustrations have certainly evolved over time though, haven’t they? Maybe “evolve” isn’t the right word; perhaps, “changed” would be better. Thank you for linking in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    1. Catherine avatar

      Have you seen this great post from Zoe at Playing by the Book? She highlights some of the differences between the new Richard Scarry Best Word Book and the old one?

  2. Reshama avatar

    It feels so good to pick up a timeless tale to read to children. There is a certain kind of charm to these books that I miss out when reading the newer kidlit books. Thanks for making this suggestion on Kid LIt Blog hop Catherine. Always look forward to your roundups!

    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you Reshama. I always find some great new reads on the Kid Lit Blog Hop too 🙂

  3. Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families avatar

    This sounds like a great read, I am sure that my toddler would enjoy it.

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a very sturdy board book – very toddler friendly :). Thank you for visiting Story Snug.

  4. Ulrike A. avatar

    This was a firm favorite of mine growing up and I could not wait to introduce it to my daughter. We started reading it at a very early age. Thinking that she had outgrown it at 3 1/2 I was about to put it away – I am glad she protested as we are discovering so much to talk about now that it is current the second time around!

    1. Catherine avatar

      I think it will also be great as an early reader too. Our toddler books are all coming back as my daughter starts to show an interest in reading because she can read them alone.

  5. Julie Grasso avatar

    What a lovely book recommendation. It looks timeless as you say. Thanks so much for joining us on the Kid Lit Blog HOp

    1. Catherine avatar

      You’re welcome, there are always so many great book recommendations in the Lid Lit Blog Hop 🙂

  6. Cool Mom (Christine M.) Tech Support for Stanley & Katrina avatar

    Wow. You are taking me back. We had sooo many Richard Scarry books when my daughter was younger. Some were UK printed (we are in the USA) and some originals – love them all. Nicholas Bunny is adorable. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by Stanley & Katrina’s blog. Have a great rest of the week!

    1. Catherine avatar

      I only know Nicholas Bunny from this book. We had several at home too (that my parents still have) and it’s great that some are being republished for a new generation. Thank you for visiting Story Snug too 🙂

  7. Heidi avatar

    We love Richard Scarry! We have our own much-loved copy of “Best Word Book” on our special shelf of books. I’ll have to look into this title as well. Thanks for the tip!

    1. Catherine avatar

      There are lots of Richard Scarry books being reprinted and Lowly Worm now has his own special book 🙂