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Home for a Bunny

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  1,673 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Generations of children have followed this furry, lovable bunny on his journey to find a home. A family favorite since 1956, Margaret Wise Brown’s simple yet playful tale is beautifully complemented by Garth Williams’s exquisite artwork.

From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.
Hardcover, Big Little Golden Book, 32 pages
Published February 11th 2003 by Golden Books (first published 1956)
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Apr 17, 2009 Caleb rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those curious about where bunnies live
Recommended to Caleb by: I think the Easter Bunny gave it to me originally...
Shelves: picture-books
I read this several thousand times growing up, and just re-read it as an adult for the first time. It's considerably less suspensful than I remembered it being. (Spoiler: The best place for a rabbit to live isn't a bird's nest or a frog's bog but in a rabbit hole).

A warren? Is that what you call rabbit den/holes? This book doesn't say. The art is by Garth Williams, who wrote and drew the anti-living-in-sin book "The Rabbit's Wedding," which I did not realize until just this weekend.

Becky B
I absolutely adored this story and the illustrations as a young child. To this day I think I can still recite almost the entire book.
MWB typically knocks it out of the park when bunnies are involved. Just thinking about The Runaway Bunny gets me misty-eyed. But this rabbit romp reaches and falls flat. (view spoiler)
This was my favorite book as a child. My mother read it to me about 1,000 Times. My father read it to me about 2,000 times. I had it memorized. My son's loved it too. With a celebration of spring, a wonderful story mixed with beautiful illustrations by Garth Williams, this book is a must-have for all young children.
Apr 23, 2014 Margaret rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Margaret by: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten
Very cute. Picture and story from my childhood now I'm able to share with my girls in a lovely large golden book format. Perfect for spring all season long and a good add on bunny theme around Easter.
Fond memories of my mother reading this to me. I thought the ending was so beautiful. Also, my mom would always say "Home for a bunny" when we were done with our errands.
Jobiska (Cindy)
Margaret Wise Brown words + Garth Williams illustrations = Love
Shala Howell
Sweet little story. Pleasant to read over (and over and over ...)
Megan B
Great book AND perfect for emerging readers
Robert Beveridge
Margaret Wise Brown, Home for a Bunny (Golden Press, 1956)

Margaret Wise Brown is, of course, best-known for Goodnight Moon. It's a classic for a reason, even if it does break its rhythm in one very conspicuous place (“and a young mouse” is missing two syllables). If you're familiar with Brown past that, it's probably because of The Runaway Bunny, and I have often wondered how popular that book would still be were pictures of it not cleverly introduced in Goodnight Moon. But Brown wrote a large n
A bunny comes down the road in the Spring and is looking for a home. He is looking under a rock, under a stone, or under the ground. Robin and frog and even the groundhog helps bunny to find a home. I would use this picture book for grades k - 2. I would read to my students as a read aloud and talk about the different animals that are presented in the story.
T Crockett
The illustrations are great. I love the face on the baby robins and that skunk cabbage (a sign of spring here in New England) is part of the landscape.

The woodland critters that the bunny meets aren't especially nice or interesting. It's one of those super repetitive books for little ones. I'd say the target age is around 2 yrs old.
Such a sweet, beautiful book about Spring. And bunnies. It is impossible to go wrong with a LIttle Golden Book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams.

This is the first book I ever read alone as a child. Now it is my son's favorite. We read it together at least once a week at bedtime.
Read this to my grandson who is almost 8 months old getting him started on reading as early as possible.
It doesn't get much better than Margaret Wise Brown. Kids need to hear this kind of prose. Lyrical and fun.
Maybe it's just nostalgia, but the Whispering Rabbit is WAY better than this generic bunny book.
H.L. Stephens
Another favorite from the Golden Books collection.
Kim T.
My kids and I really liked this book. It was simple, cute, and educational. We were able to talk about what we saw and problem solve each scenario.

I would definitely recommend this book.
Simply put bunny is looking for his home. He asks the other animals where they live, always places unsuitable for a bunny. That is until he meets another bunny.

Williams' art is pleasant and MW Brown's story is sweet but I could not get into the rhythm of the text. The rhymes don't always match up and they're often missing when you expect one although children probably won't mind.
Have I read this book before today? Possibly since this is a Golden Book in an oversize format. This is such a wonderful story about a rabbit looking for a home. And the illustrations by Garth Williams are captivating. Although I tend to use a lot of newer books, this is an old favorite that I will offer during a storytime this summer, I think!
You just can't go wrong with a Margaret Wise Brown book. Garth Williams illustrations make it even better.

The excitement built as Pippa anticipated the results of a bunny asking various animals if he could join them in their homes, in the hope of finding his very own. I think Pippa was disappointed when he finally did...
We read this one often. It's sweet and simple. Bunny looks for a home and asks the other animals around where their homes are. Eventually he lives in a hole under a rock with another bunny friend. The artwork is the best part, at the end of the book, the bunnies' home looks so cozy you want to crawl in with them.
Sarah Johnson
I was surprised by how much the toddlers really liked this book when I read it to them in story time this week. Warning... the second or third page talks about how a bunny can't live under water because it will drown. Not that big of a deal, but some people care about that kind of stuff.
Jeffiner Singleton
Such a cute and cozy book. I LOVE the pictures (Garth Williams is one of my all time fav illustrators) and the simple text. Me and my son have a special rhythmic way of reading this that makes it almost like a song with a chorus that repeats here and there.
This was a good level 2 book. Lots of repitition of words. But a cute story, and the illustrations by Garth Williams are fabulous. I like having Kiddo read what he considers "real" books, books I would read to Kutey--it gives him confidence.
Truly the first book I ever remember. I still own my childhood copy, the cover has been halway ripped off and the pages are dog eared but I will never part from it. I lvoe the end when Bunny finally finds a home of his own.
Jun 22, 2008 Beth rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
This has been my favorite book since I was a child. Both my grandmother read it to me constantly, and it was one of the first books I read by myself (The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss was the first). The story is so sweet and cute.
Ashley Fortson
This book is more for younger age children. The bunny in the story goes around to all kinds of animals and ask if the place they live is his home. Finally at the end of the book the bunny finds a perfect home for himself.
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Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Even though she died nearly 60 years ago, her books still sell very well.

Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or p
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