Bunny My Honey by Anita Jeram
Genre: Children’s Board Book
Pages: 22 Board Book
Date Published: January 2001
Publisher: Candlewick Press
A very special new story for the very young—by the illustrator of the bestselling GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.
How Bunny loves his mommy! And Mommy adores her little one. “Bunny, my Honey,” she says, showing him how to do special rabbity things, like running and hopping, digging, and twitching his nose, and thumping his great big feet. Bunny’s best friends are Little Duckling and Miss Mouse. They play quack-quacky games, squeaky games, and thump-thump-thumpy games together. But one day Bunny runs too far on his own and gets lost in the deep woods. The more Bunny looks for his friends and his mommy, the more lost he becomes. Bunny cries, “I want my Mommy!” until, at last, she arrives to cuddle and kiss him and put her twitchy nose on his twitchy nose. A sweetly reassuring story by the illustrator of the award-winning GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.
I am falling fast in love with illustrations from Anita Jeram, illustrator best known for Guess How Much I Love You. here we have a great board book that provides more reassurance, mommy will come back. In this case, Bunny wonders too far, but Mommy saves the day with comfort and reassurance. Following soon after falling in love with Owl Babies my toddler has dived deep into these stories with mama and babies where mama comes back or to the rescue because she loves her honey.
A great one for the spring and bunny season!
*Thanks to Candlewick Press for providing a copy for review.*
The illustrator of many popular and critically acclaimed books for children, including ALL PIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL by Dick King-Smith, Anita Jeram has also written several children’s books of her own. As author-illustrator of BUNNY, MY HONEY, a sweet story of a bunny lost and then found, Anita Jeram was able to exercise her rabbit-drawing skills. A rabbit is also the hero of I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK, Anita Jeram’s magical tribute to the wonderful world of books.
Anita Jeram, a native of Portsmouth, England, studied art at Manchester Polytechnic and published her first book for children while she was still a student. Today, she lives in Northern Ireland with her family and a menagerie of pet animals. In the future she hopes to establish a wildlife sanctuary.