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Bunny Days

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  503 Ratings  ·  151 Reviews
Six frolicking bunnies, two busy goats, and a very handy bear live harmoniously--though not without mishap--in this picture book charmer. What do the bunnies do when Mr. Goat drives by on his tractor and accidentally splashes them all over with mud? They hop over to Bear, who always knows just how to help--in this case, with the delicate cycle and a refreshing line dry! Tw ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 21st 2010 by Dial Books
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Jul 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: picture-books
Should be called Bunny Torture.
Poor bunnies. They’re plagued by the thoughtless acts of Mr. and Mrs. Goat, who get them muddy, then dusty, and finally separate them from their tails – a senseless bunny massacre! Bear is forced to sort things out, playing the go-to-bear for the bunnies, and helping them and the Goats coexist peacefully (and without further mishap). While this book is whimsical and humorous (the bunnies are particularly winning and expressive), this reader worries that people will get the wrong idea about prope ...more
Sep 02, 2010 rated it liked it
What an odd, cute, slightly disturbing and somewhat adorable little book! If that sounds like an impossible combination, you have to read this and see for yourself. The illustrations are so cute, they have a distinctive style and I enjoyed them on the whole. The story is kind of cute, but also odd. A cute little bunny family is constantly plagued by Mr and Mrs Goat who are cleaning and doing yard work. ***SPOILERS*** It starts off innocently enough with bunnies getting splashed with mud, going t ...more
May 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Three sweet stories about 6 little bunnies and how they resolve the problems that arise from living on Mr. and Mrs. Goat's farm.

I don't know why I love this book as much as I do. I think it's a combination of perfectly adorable illustrations and sweet yet very amusing and very simple text. The illustrations and text work perfectly together - I especially like how each of the stories has a distinct color scheme that makes it clear that the reader has moved on to another story that takes place at
Jun 07, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: children-s-books
I really hated this book. Let me describe the plot. Six bunnies get dirty so a bear throws them in a washing machine and then uses clothespins to hang them by their heads from a clothesline for 24 hours. Then the bunnies get vacuumed up by a goat and the bear hangs them on a line again and blasts them with an industrial strength fan. In the final story a goat cuts their tails off and the bear sews them back on using a sewing machine. By all means, let's encourage children to put small animals in ...more
Mar 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
I did to the bunnies in this book what I do to cheddar bunnies: I talked to them in a high-pitched voice and told them how CUTE they were over and over again.

Seriously, though, how can someone draw a few lines on a piece of paper and all of a sudden an extremely expressive bunny rabbit appears doing all sorts of adorable things? Major talent, there.

Also read this out loud to Cath. She was perturbed by the predicaments the bunnies end up in, but no worries; they all live happily ever after.

Three stories in one, almost like a chapter book, but not quite. A very odd book about bunnies that get muddy, so the bear throws them in the washer and then PINS them to clotheslines using actual clothespins. Then the bunnies are sucked up into a vacuum cleaner! Finally, the bunnies tails are cut off due to Goat not paying attention while clipping a hedge. So the bunnies have the tails sewn back on by the bear using a SEWING MACHINE!!! Not child friendly at all.
Nov 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: c-read
I wish I had not read this to C. Returning to library ASAP. This could give young children very dangerous ideas, and normalizes dangerous/abusive treatment of animals with the idea that everything can be fixed and everyone will be happy again.
Adorable pictures, but what an awful story.
If you think no child would try these things in real life, think again... it does happen.
Three short chapters, easy to read, with a terrific tactile quality. The bunnies are tiny and adorable and prone to mishap, but polar bear always fixes them right up. Tao Nyeu's saturated silkscreen art creates lots of solid ground and fanciful flora - a safe, happy place for the bunnies to spend their days.
I LOVE the illustrations, I want a quilt that is just like this book. The stories were cute and silly, but the illustrations were fantastic. Also I wanted to add that when I showed it to a coworker she laughed so hard she fell on the ground.
Apr 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: pretty-pictures, 2010
Loved the pictures but the bunnies had to deal with some messed up stuff.
Haylee Blystone
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: exam-1
This book won the 2011 Ezra Jack Keats Award for Best New Illustrator. I think that this book is supposed to be funny, but it might not come off that way. This book may not be suitable for toddlers or younger kids, but older children. The book is about six bunnies that find themselves in trouble because of Mr. or Mrs. Goat. The book has three stories and in each one, one of the goats does something to the bunnies; like covering them in mud, sucking them up in a vacuum and cutting off their tails ...more
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Adorable bunnies and their neighbours the goats and bear appear in three shorter stories within this picture book. The goats unintentionally keep damaging the bunnies, but neighbour bear always fixes them up afterwards. The world seems to run on cartoon logic, where no one is ever really "hurt." Anyways, everything results in adorable illustrations.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Another purchase for this summer, I got this because we have "Squid and Octopus, Friends Forever" which is too cute. This is darling! The drawings are so sweet, the stories silly with happy endings.
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
+1 for artwork
Cecily V
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
I think it's a little morbid that all the bunnies get their tails chopped off.
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Three odd, hilarious, brief stories. Adorable illustrations. And I love that Bear is always knitting or sewing.
Melanie Stockman
May 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is an odd children's book honestly. The illustration was adorable, little bunnies are so cute! I can see what Tao Nyeu was going for but it was a bit odd.
I found this book unlikeable, but my 5 year old Lamby loved it so much that she hid it in her room to reread. We had to renew it 3 times! Sigh
Fritz Loehrke
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very cute book, though those goats are pretty reckless! Good thing bear is there to take care of the bunnies. A bonus to the hardcover is that the book jacket comes off and unfolds to reveal a large, very high quality, beautiful poster!
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Sep 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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I had to think about this book for a bit. When I first saw it I was immediately captured by the colors and the illustration style and thought it would be a nice compliment to Little White Rabbit. My initial reading of Bunny Days went something like this:

"Oh look at these colors, the bunnies are so cute! Eeee!" (That's my weird happy/excited noise)

"Hrm, we might have to remind classes that you can't really put people or animals in the washing machine. Some of our
Feb 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is the follow-up to Tao Nyeu's 2008 book Wonder Bear, and it is composed of three shorter stories, each featuring a half dozen little white rabbits getting into some sort of trouble, and then getting out of that trouble with the help of a big white bear with big claws that looks an awful lot like the bear in Wonder Bear (although he seems to employ more technological know-how than magic in his problem-solving here).

In "Muddy Bunnies," the bunnies are splashed with mud from Mr. Goat's tracto
Jun 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Bunny Days by Tao Nyeu is a hard book for me to review. I raised rabbits for a time, so the situations that the bunnies get into: put into washing machines, hung on the line by their heads, getting sucked into a vacuum cleaner, blow dried with an industrial fan, having their tails choped off then having them sewn back on, bother the animal lover in me. A lot.

I know, I know! It's just a picturebook, it's a fantasy, it's too exagerated to be real, the vacuum cleaner has an expressive face, etc. et
Feb 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
The author of the marvelous Wonder Bear returns with a picture book that once again features the big white Bear. This book however takes a different approach than the loosely plotted first book.

The book is in three chapters, each featuring an scrape the bunnies get into which is resolved by Bear. In the first story, Mr. Goat is driving past the bunnies on his tractor and splashes them all with mud. They head to Bear for help and he fixes everything by putting them all in the washing machine. On
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was totally unprepared for the chuckles that come with this book. It looks so innocent and "Pat the Bunny"-ish. It's so not "Pat the Bunny"-ish.

Quick summary: the bunnies live on a hillside near Bear and Mr. & Mrs. Goat. They get muddy and Bear helps. They get dusty and Bear helps. They get unintentional tail trims and Bear helps. And "everyone was happy."

The humor is so unassuming that you may not even notice if you're not paying attention. The first thing I did notice was that this is w
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just adore the pictures inside this book as there is something about the color scheme and the playful nature of the pictures that draw me in. Using shades of blues, browns, yellows, greens and of course, white the pictures are simple yet attractive. Six little bunny are full of mischief as they are portrayed in these three stories. Mr. Bear decides to help the bunnies after they get coated with mud so he throws them in the washing machine in Muddy Bunnies. Yes, live bunnies in the washing mach ...more
Lisa Vegan
Feb 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Lisa by: Abigail A.
I’d read this author-illustrator’s book Wonder Bear and thought it was just okay but a couple of my Goodreads’ friends were talking about this one so I decided to try it. Just okay. For one thing, the art is just not to my taste. As far as the three mini stories included, I usually have a warped sense of humor. (I love the The Book of Bunny Suicides books!) Here, I wasn’t super perturbed but I was only very mildly amused by the bunnies’ misadventures. There just doesn’t seem to be much to this b ...more
Apr 09, 2010 rated it liked it
This book was both cute and a little disturbing. I liked the style of the illustrations. I liked how it was three short stories, and that the color scheme changed a little with each one. The muddy bunnies were particularly cute. But, the part that bothered me a little was the bunnies in the washing machine (even if it was the delicate cycle), as well as bunnies in the vacuum cleaner, and the sewing machine after getting their tales accidentally clipped off with gardening sheers (that's practical ...more
Aug 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
So I was initially a bit bothered by the bunnies in the washing machine and the clothespinned bunnies and bunnies getting their tails sewn back on, but that was just the initial impression. Frankly, the pictures are incredibly cute, and the concept is rather clever. The book works well because the situations are absurd. Of course you wouldn't put bunnies in the washing machine. You also are not likely to locate a bear knitting next to a washing machine on a hill. (Ditto for the sewing machine an ...more
Natalie Martinez
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is currently one of my favorites for pre-school children. The art is the main draw with it being some of the cutest I've seen in a long time. Basically you get stories where something happens to the bunnies because of Mr. and Mrs. Goat. The Bear then fixes whatever is the issue. The look on the bunnies' faces are priceless. Most children will find what happens to the bunnies funny, and at the same time be delighted when at the end "Everyone is happy".

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