Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon

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Happy Birthday, Bunny!
Liz Garton Scanlon
illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Beach Lane Books, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4424-0287-4
FORMAT: Picture Book
AGES: Preschool
3.5 Stars

This is a story about a little bunny who is having a big birthday party (and a cake with three candles on it). It is totally told in rhymes that are one part questions from the little bunny about what is happening and one part answers. For example, “Someone’s knocking–who is here? | Peekaboo, it’s Nana, dear.”

The sweet story has wonderful illustrations to go along with it. And the adults reading the story will even find a few fun details just for them (one of the grown up bunnies is taking a picture with a phone that is shaped like an iPhone but it has a carrot with a “bite” taken out on the back of the phone).

Little ones will enjoy reading this book as a prelude to a birthday or two of friends and relatives that they know and love.

What to do after reading this book:
Make a birthday card for someone you know.
Talk about why birthdays are important, and why you are special.
Talk about what traditions your family has for birthdays.
Make a cake and have an UN-birthday party.
Look at pictures of bunnies and talk about what rabbits are like.
Buy or make a present for someone who has a birthday coming up.

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