Pat the Bunny
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this interactive book first published in 1940 is a classic loved by generations. It encourages toddlers to explore the world of two children with actions like patting soft fur, smelling flowers, and looking in a mirror.
What's the story?
Read it again! was the reaction of one 3-year-old boy when he was introduced to this book. Young readers can't resist the invitation to mimic the actions of Paul and Judy and happily explore each page -- touching, poking, and waving bye-bye.
Is it any good?
First published in 1940, this endearing book has become a beloved classic and a best-selling children's book. The outstanding features are those that allow children to use their senses -- feeling, seeing, touching, and smelling -- as they interact with the book. The illustrations are simple black line drawings with yellow, turquoise, and peach colors added, and backgrounds are solid white or peach with a flower border; the effect is clean and uncluttered, making the activities the focus. The miniature book-within-a-book is charming and reinforces the value of reading.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about their senses. What do your ears, eyes, and nose do? What is the softest thing you can think of, and what is the scratchiest?