A boy and his bunny by Sean Bryan; illustrated by Tom Murphy (2005)

102538986Some picture books are ridiculously fun to read to an audience, and A boy and his bunny is a great example of a read aloud picture book at its best. If you want to make the experience extra special for your listeners, I highly recommend strapping a bunny puppet, or stuffed toy to the top of your head where it can perch precariously for the duration of the story. A worthwhile challenge, trust me.

One morning, a boy wakes up with a bunny on his head. Not surprisingly this causes him some significant level of consternation, until he realises just how many things you can do with a rabbit on your head. The rhymes are fabulous and the story whizzes along at a wonderful pace, your audience will be entranced. If they clamour for more animals-on-head stories then you could also throw Sean Bryan’s A girl and her gator into the mix.

Check out A boy and his bunny at Auckland Libraries.

Or buy A boy and his bunny from Fishpond.



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