Guest Post: Bunny Days by Tao Nyeu

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Today’s post is brought to you in part by Abby, an eight year old who loves pasta, playing soccer, building with legos and most of all, BUNNIES!

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I like the book Bunny Days a lot. It’s funny and has good drawings. There are three stories in this book. The first story is “Muddy Bunnies” and it is about Mr. Goat, who drives on a tractor through a pile of mud, splashing the bunnies. Bear to the rescue! Bear decides to use the delicate cycle, heehee. That is one of my favorite parts.

The second story is “Dusty Bunnies” and this time Mrs. Goat sucks up the bunnies in the vacuum. She says, “What a bother! The vacuum is broken again.” Bear to the rescue again!

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The last story is “Bunny Tails” but, I’ll keep that one mostly a secret. Just know it has to do with Mr. Goat, some gardening scissors and – yup, you got it – Bear to the rescue!

Things about this book I love: the bunnies, the bunnies covered in mud, Bear’s good ideas to make everything better and when the bunnies are sleeping (before the vacuum gets them), one of them dreams he is a flying bunny! You should read this book.

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR (AKA, Abby’s mom): Having listened to and read Bunny Days by Tao Nyeu more times than there are stars in the sky, I can vouch for it’s appeal. The illustrations are some of the most adorable I’ve seen, the story makes us laugh every time, and it has also fostered some thoughtful discussion between my husband and I. For instance, why does Mrs. Goat vacuum leaves outside? Does Bear have a medical license? Or some idea how to use anesthesia? Do the bunnies have enough money for therapy because holy heck, the Goats/Bear have surely traumatized theses poor little guys past all reasoning.

Are there any children’s books that, when examined from an adult perspective, have you looking at them with a bit of unintended humor?

Check out this trailer from Penguin Booksfor a quick peak at Bunny Days. 

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