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Bunny's Lessons

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  91 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
A stuffed toy learns many of life’s lessons from his owner and constant companion, Charlie. When Charlie plays the tuba, Bunny learns about “loud.” When Charlie plays doctor, Bunny learns about “ouch.” Harriet Ziefert and Barroux charmingly tell the tale of an inseparable pair who learn about the daily delights (along with the bumps and bruises) of friendship and love.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 2nd 2011 by Blue Apple Books
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Aug 31, 2011 rated it did not like it
This book didn't really work for any of us. The illustrations weren't catchy. The whole plot wasn't great. It was kind of just weird overall. Bummer!
May 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the presentation, but the end was quite literally an out-of-the-blue pronouncement. The end? Right up until the last page, I was with it, and I was having a good time. Clever. The end was like they just decided to shut down presses because the paper was out. Kind of disappointing.
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Bunny's Lessons by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Barroux is a book about concepts and feelings as told by a stuffed bunny recounting all the lessons he's learned from his friend (and owner) Charlie, who takes him everywhere.

Bunny does indeed learn everything from being with Charlie, including concepts and emotions such as loud, messy, rude, more!, jealous, sorry, scared, and love.

Young listeners should understand and identify with a strong attachment to a specific toy or stuffed animal. The c
Dena (Batch of Books)
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
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This book is interesting on a few different levels. It is a story about the friendship and love between a child and a toy. The bunny learns everything from his boy.

It is really sweet to see the world through the eyes of a toy. There are a lot of rough patches along the way. Bunny doesn't always get played with, and sometimes he gets lost. Sometimes he gets dirty. Other times he is loved.

The other thing I liked about this book is the emphasis on new words. One of the reasons that
Lori Calabrese
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Does your young reader have an inseparable toy?

In Bunny's Lessons, we learn about the inseparable pair--Bunny and Charlie. Bunny is Charlie's favorite toy, and Charlie is Bunny's friend and teacher. After all, whatever he knows, he's learned from Charlie. When Charlie plays the tuba, Bunny learns about LOUD; when they play doctor, Bunny learns about OUCH; when they eat dinner, Bunny learns about MESSY.

The format of this book makes for a great dual read for emerging readers. Parents and caregiver
Stephanie Nawrocki
This is an excellent young children's book to read to a class. Bunny talks about what he learns from Charlie, the boy who owns him. Bunny talks about the things that they do every day and what he learns from them. The book is incredibly cute and has excellent illustrations that are beautiful and attention grabbing. Young children will definitely stay interested when being read this story. It's a fun book from a different perspective than other children's books, which makes it unique. I would def ...more
Jun 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Bunny learns about life--from messy to ouch---from his friend Charlie. When Charlie has a playdate, Bunny learns about jealous. When Bunny is lonely, Charlie comforts him. This book is reassuring and cuddly--much like Bunny is to Charlie and vice versa. While the text is sparse, the concepts are a bit more mature. I would therefore gear this one toward older toddlers/younger preschoolers who are learning more about their feelings.
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Charlie teaches his bunny everything he knows and also the things he is learning. Bunny learns about LOUD when Charlie plays his tuba. Bunny learns about OUCH when Charlie plays doctor. He also learns about different feelings and emotions as he spends time with or is ignored by Charlie. Great read aloud for Elementary age students and younger. Loved it!
Melissa Valdez
Jan 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Bunny's lessons is a good book for a younger audience. The book focuses on the different experiences that Bunny faces with his Charley, the boy who takes care of him. Throughout the story Bunny is able to figure out different emotions or reactions that derive from the activities that Charley does with him.
Jun 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Nice story to introduce feelings and friendships, using a toy most children can relate to. Some of the references seem out of place, like Charlie's female friend is called his girlfriend. But overall, a nice story with fun, expressive illustrations.
Wendy Kuzma
Mar 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love how bunny learns all kinds of concepts and feelings through everyday experiences. Isn't that true for all of us? It is a good reminder for parents how valuable just giving your child the chance to experience different things can help them learn!
Kristina Jean Lareau
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebook
Mixed media. Simple message. Splendidly executed.
Apr 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Charlie has a favorite stuffed animal named Bunny. My 4-year-old has a favorite stuffed animal named Giraffeeee. My child enjoyed this story because he could relate to it.
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sweet. Classic sort of child and favorite stuffed animal story, but very well done. And the illustrations make is "fresh"...
Mar 25, 2011 rated it liked it
I thought it was cute, but probably better for younger kids. Mine are 4 and 7 and it felt a little babyish for them.
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Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cute ending.
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-book-a-day
Sweet book. Would be a great discussion starter with students on how mood & illustrations/fonts work together.
Jul 05, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2011-new
Apr 20, 2011 added it
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It was interesting. I liked the second half of the book better than the first half. It teaches some words in a cute way.
Apr 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book about feelings! Introduces new vocabulary and identifies feelings like loneliness, rudeness, jealousy, but also... love! Very sweet.
May 02, 2013 rated it liked it
This book gives great examples of feelings. It breaks it down to a child's understanding.
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Harriet Ziefert grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.

For many years, Ziefert was an elementary school teacher. She taught most grades from kindergarten to fifth grade. "I liked it," she said, but she stopped teaching when she had her own sons. When her childr
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