A Very Bunny Easter by Hilary Williamson (updated Apr 2011) 'And while I was still for the time to pass, A little gray thing came out of the grass ... He sat down close where I could see, And his big still eyes looked hard at me.' (from The Rabbit by Elizabeth Maddox Roberts in ) The Beauty of the Beast aster and spring conjure up for little ones images of soft fur to stroke and small, shy creatures to wonder at, in particular yellow chicks and gray rabbits ... and the E Easter Bunny, source of treats to satisfy the sweetest tooth. Here's a selection of picture books to read with children who are anticipating bunnies and baskets and bonnets, egg painting and egg hunts, and all the myriad of spring delights in store: by The A to Z of Everyday Things Janice Weaver & Francis Blake Tells surprising tales behind ordinary things, including the Easter bunny. by Arthur's Jelly Beans Marc Brown Will Arthur win that huge solid chocolate egg at the Spring Fling party? by Bunny Money Stephen Krensky & Emily Bolan Four little bunnies learn how to count money. by Candy Construction Sharon Bowers ' Edible Crafts' for holidays & other occasions. by Easter Parade Irving Berlin & Lisa McCue Classic song and exceptional illustrations convey the essence of Easter. by The Easter Party Lucy Su A sweet story of friendship, painted in spring pastels. by Good Night Little Bunny Emily Hawkins & John Butler ' A Changing-Picture Book' about a bunny afraid of the dark. by Grandpa Bunny Golden Books Classic adapted from the motion picture . Funny Little Bunnies by A House Rabbit Primer Lucile C. Moore All about ' Understanding and Caring for Your Companion Rabbit'. by Little Skills: Box Set Tanya Napier & Airlie Anderson A little rabbit encourage growing independence in very small children. by More and More Rabbits Nicholas Allan Mr. and Mrs. Tail's bunny family just keep on growing ... by Queen of Easter Mary Engelbreit Ann Estelle shows ' The Very Best Easter Hat Ever!'. by Quiet Bunny Lisa McCue Quiet Bunny discovers that everyone is special in their own way. by Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook Shel Silverstein Tells the story of a babbit in spoonerism-sprinkled verses. Listen to an Audio Clip and see if it makes sense to you! by The Story of the Easter Bunny Katherine Tegen & Sally Anne Lambert How it came about that ' the Easter Bunny delivers his baskets.' by Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! Candace Fleming & Brian Karas 3 chilled rabbits use all their ingenuity to get into Mr. McGreely's warm house. illustrated by The Toys' Easter Surprise Susanna Ronchi A glittering spring cornucopia - Easter Bunny, toys & chocolates. by Our Twitchy Kes Gray & Mary McQuillan An adorable little bunny notices his parents aren't exactly like him. by Wee Little Bunny Lauren Thompson & John Butler Follow the antics of this hyperactive little rabbit. by When the World Was Waiting for You Gillian Shields & Anna Currey The rabbit family is awaiting a new arrival. by Which Would You Rather Be? William Steig & Harry Bliss A bunny magician pulls choices out of a magical top hat. by The Wonder of Easter Naomi Kleinberg & Samuel J. Butcher Explores the wonder of the holiday in verse and soft pastel illustrations. wish you a very bunny Easter, and hope the I Runny Babbit is good to all your wee ones!
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