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Bedtime Bunnies

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  45 reviews
It's always somebody's bedtime, somewhere in the world. In this book it's bedtime for five little rabbits. They come in from outdoors, have a snack, brush their teeth, take a bath, put on nightclothes, and listen to a story before being tucked in for the night. Outside, we see snowflakes falling. In the bunnies' home, all is warmth and coziness and playfulness and love. Fo ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by Clarion Books
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Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some bunnies spend a very noisy few minutes getting ready for bed. I LOVED the author's brightly-colored artwork.

The Library Lady
Dec 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
There are lots of authors getting touted out there these days who do picture books with elaborate texts that sail over kids heads, and others who do books that are dumber than dumb.
Wendy Watson does neither--she's a mistress of the art of the picture book as it was meant to be.
This book starts simply with with words "Bedtime, Bunnies!" and ends with "Goodnight, Bunnies". In between each two page spread has 4 action words that are sequenced perfectly, so that when read aloud they have a wo
Really great illustrations with so-so text. I like that the story is kept simple with single words accompanying various actions of the bunnies as they get ready for bed, but it felt a bit uneven to me because sometimes the pages rhymed and sometimes they didn't. It's part of a bedtime treasury though, so I'm sure we will read it again, it's just not a favorite.
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Watson, Wendy Bedtime Bunnies. BOARD BOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. $8.99.

There is a huge list of things that need to be done before bunnies go to bed each night: Sip, slurp, guzzle, gulp. Squirt, scrub, splutter, spit. Swish, slosh, bubble, splash. Each delightful page of this board book shows adorable bunnies brushing teeth, having bath time, enjoying story time, etc.

The illustrations are so much fun and could stand alone in telling the story. Little ones will enjoy snuggling up and
The illustrations really tell the story in this one, the text is incredibly sparse (e.g. the page where the bunnies are brushing their teeth just says, "Squirt, Scrub, Splutter, Spit"). Kids may have fun telling you what's going on in the picture before you even read the words. There's not enough story for an older group, but this one could be used with an engaged toddler group for story time. It's got a universally relatable theme and great illustrations.
Rebecca Gomez
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cute and very simple bedtime read, mostly told in pictures.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Bunnies are called to bed and go through the process with nothing but onomatopoeia words that are also alliterative.
Mosley Allen
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children
Okay if you are learning sight words but boring if you were actually picking up this book and wanting a bedtime story.
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet classic illustrations with simple rhythmic text. Kids and parents can relate to the familiar bedtime rituals - and that one young bunny a step behind everyone else, as he quietly observes the start of falling snow.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it liked it
My newly-five-year-old son picked this book out from our local library last week. He likes bunnies.

He did not, however, very much like the story. Probably because there wasn't one. The "story" is told in great onomatopoeia words, but that is all. That might work for very young listeners -- under three -- but my "sophisticated" five-year-old prefers a real story.

The illustrations are almost adorable in a retro way. I found the bunnies a little odd-looking with their crazy eyes and their pin-thi
Laura Sims
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
When it is bedtime for five little bunnies, the reader is taken through their nightly routine with the charming use of onomatopoeia to describe the action. The bunnies “skip and scurry” into the house where they “chomp and munch” a bedtime snack, “scrub and spit” at the sink, “swish and slosh” in the bath, “pop and zip” into their pajamas, “giggle and snuggle” during their bedtime story, and “bounce and jump” into bed. The illustrations appear to be done with pencil and watercolor (and possibly ...more
Jan 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Five active little bunnies "skip scamper scurry hop" in from outside to begin their bedtime routine. Briefly and appropriate worded, this book offers an enjoyable and simple option for either bedtime readaloud or a night storytime. Illustrations are adorable. Was it just me who saw the last illustration in the book as Mommy and Daddy getting ready for their nightcap? Kids would never catch it but a tired parent may chuckle at the thought. ;)
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sophie
Shelves: picture-books
It's bedtime for the five little bunnies as their parents call, "Bedtime, Bunnies!" What follows is not so much a story as lively pictures and words that describe the going to bed process. First the bunnies come into the house - "skip, scamper, scurry, hop." Then they have either dinner or a snack - "chomp, munch, gobble, crunch." Brushing teeth, bathtime, putting on pajamas, and getting into bed follow until finally - "quiet, shush, hush, shh." A very sweet bedtime book.
Feb 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I loved this picture book for many reasons:
-- This is a great picture book for even the youngest child.
-- It has great vocabulary to describe the actions (skip, scamper, scurry, hop)
-- The illustrations really complement the simple text on each page.
-- This book is also great for print awareness.
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: toddlers
Five little bunnies get ready for bed. Instead of narrative text, Wendy Watson just gives four words per page, giving the idea of what's going on, usually through onomatopoeia. For example, the page showing the bunnies brushing their teeth just says "squirt, scrub, splutter, spit." A nice example of text and illustrations working well together.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
Bunnies on their way to bed follow a specific routine. Their route to bed is described through onomatopoeias (words that sound like sounds). It's a wonderful book that allows the reader to enjoy every single word.
Dec 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
I'm a fan of action oriented picture books, but this is a lotta verbage. Still, could see this being used successfully in storytime if you're up for a physical challenge. Plus the illustrations remind me of "The Country Bunny and the Little Golden Shoes", a childhood favorite.
Feb 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: bedtime, verbs
I never really know what to do with these Action Word books in a storytime. Sure, they're good for vocabulary, but there isn't a ton of context for them beyond the pictures. Might be good for a lapsit storytime.
It's bedtime for the bunnies and readers watch as they noisily make their way through their bedtime routines.

Illustrations were rendered using pencil, watercolors, and acrylics.

A good read loud for the youngest of listeners. PreK-2.
May 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Although they succeed in getting their five bunnies to sleep, the bunny parents in this book don't look exhausted at the end! Nice, simple, text...perfect for baby storytime!
Savannah Hendricks
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
Wonderful artwork and words by Wendy!
Aug 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: pbf-general
The story is carried more by the pictures than by the words, which is mostly a listing of sound and action words. Very cute illustrations.
Mar 14, 2011 rated it liked it
onomonopia book about a big family at bedtime - all the words are just sound-words, no story. cute pictures.
May 23, 2012 rated it liked it
A very simple, kind of boring picture book. It would be good for a level 1 early reader.
Nov 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, pbs-bedtime
Cute illustrations. Text is in sound and action words.
Dec 02, 2010 rated it liked it
A cute, short bedtime book. Good for PJ storytime.
Bridget R. Wilson
Cute book. Would be great for a pajama story time (rabbit themed, of course!)
Miss Meg
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Each step in the bunny family's bedtime routine is simply expressed in four words. I like the unusual, rhyming vocabulary and the soft-focus bunny family's cozy tree trunk home!
Ms. M
Mar 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Bunnies scamper, scurry, splash, zip, and snuggle as they get ready for bed.
Feb 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
I thought the illustrations were cute but the book made me feel jumpy and hoppy, not a good thing for a bedtime story.
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