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The Bunny Book

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A daddy bunny plays with his baby bunny and says, “What will our baby be when he grows up?” Everyone, from the baby’s mother to big sister to Great Aunt Bunny, seems to know: a clown, a policeman, a candy store owner. But the baby only nibbles on his carrot and looks wise . . . for he knows he will grow up to be a nice daddy bunny!
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 11th 2005 by Golden Books (first published 1955)
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Morris
"I loved it when the little bunny wanted to grow to be a dad."
Danny
I'm glad I turned out to be a daddy bunny.
Gary Masskin
I enjoyed this more than I expected. I was surprised to see that the text wasn't written by Richard despite the cover showcasing his name as the main contributor, much like Tengren's Tawny Scrawny Lion. Perhaps this was common in the era when this book was weitten as opposed to today's picture books which are an equal collaboration between author and illustrator. Another throwback of this time is illustrations featuring a father smoking a pipe - which can also be found in Curious George - and so...more
Rob
While the message that the Baby Bunny will forge his own path (regardless of family influences) is one I can get behind, Baby Bunny clearly has some naïve beliefs about parenting. On the one hand, you could argue that this children's book is progressive for it's time (a stay-at-home dad? rock!) but Baby Bunny hasn't thought through the financial implications, the responsibilities he'll still have as the Papa of — what was it? — four baby bunnies of his own. Not that the rabbit relatives don't ha...more
Pam
What will this Bunny be when he grows up? I love his ultimate choice of occupation!! One of my childhood top favorites!
Rachael
This is my very favorite children's book. Ever. I tear up every time I read it. Why, you ask?

Well, the book is all about the bunny's relatives speculating on what the little bunny will be when he grows up...a policeman, a candy store owner, a train engineer, a clown, a cowboy, a farmer, etc. But the little bunny just chews on his carrot and looks wise, because he knows what he will be when he grows up: a daddy rabbit. He will have lots of little bunny children to feed, to tickle, and to tuck int...more
Uli
Jan 03, 2011 Uli added it
GoodReads has made an error here. There are 2 golden books with the title "The Bunny Book". They are completely different books. However, GoodReads has the cover of one of the books with the summary of the second. The book pictured on GoodReads was written by Patricia Scarry and illustrated by Richard Scarry. The book described was written and illustrated by Richard Scarry.

In any matter, Uli has both books.
Modboy
Jul 19, 2010 Modboy rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Daddy's who read to their children. Illustration 101 students.
Beautifully detailed illustrations. I love the background images, how well everyone is dressed and how all the bunny gentlemen smoke pipes. The story depicts numerous occupations as each relative speculates about what baby bunny will be when he grows up. However baby bunny has his own idea: it involves one of the most important occupations of all.
Audrey
Aug 05, 2009 Audrey rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: 2-year olds
Recommended to Audrey by: myself
My 2-year old seems to like this book. The amount of text on each page is about at the upper limit of his attention span, though. Fortunately you can get away with just reading the first sentence and it still makes sense as a story. The pictures are good. He likes to point out familiar objects in the pictures, and label the family members.
Cariane
Very enjoyable to read. The use of repetition makes this book good for beginning reads because they will be able to memorize the words better. Very cute story.
AGV K
My edition is cut out into the shape of the bunny's head. The "golden seal" is just a yellow spine with the normal golden books drawing along the side.
Andrea Guy
This book was one of my childhood favorites. I actually spend scads of money on Ebay to get a better copy of this one along with a few others.
Ben
A very cute and touching story about a little bunny that wants to be a daddy bunny when he grows up.
SeriouslyJerome
Scarry's illustrations captivated me as a child, & the images still come to my mind as an adult.
Sheila Read
I remember the cover just not the story.
K.
One of my favorite books as a kid...
Lindsey Buis
Another favorite when I was little.
Diana
This story is hilarious!
Arin
My favorite book as a child!
Jennifer
gift from Gloria Shewmaker
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