Bunnies: Preschool Storytime

Books We Shared

Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley — This book starts out a bit odd because it almost seems there are two separate stories. There’s this fearsome “Big Bad Bunny” character we follow through the forest as he goes scritch with his claws and ka-splash with his feet, but far away in a quiet mouse house, a mother is putting her baby mice to bed. But where is her Baby Boo-Boo? And who is this “Big Bad Bunny” howling like a hundred hungry hyenas?

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld — I used a duck puppet for this story and he argued with me about whether the picture we were looking at was of a duck or a rabbit. A little girl was inspired to try putting on a similar puppet show with the book and her own duck doll at home!

Ready Rabbit Gets Ready by Brenna Maloney — This book has very creative photo illustrations featuring a knitted bunny and adorable dollhouse type objects. He tries to get ready for school and knows that that’s important, but so is riding his imaginary motorcycle and saving imaginary whales in imaginary danger!

Counting Flannelboard

One little, two little, three little carrots
Four little, five little, six little carrots
Seven little, eight little, nine little carrots
Ten little carrots for my bunny to eat!

And now he’s gonna eat them, and it’s:

Nine little, eight little, seven little carrots
Six little, five little, four little carrots
Three little, two little, one little carrot
That’s all the carrots and my bunny is full!

Flannelboard Song

(This is an old song you sing to the tune of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Each time you sing, take one word away and try to remember not to sing that word!)

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his ear
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his ear
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his ear
And he flicked it til it flew away

Little Peter — had a fly upon his ear
Little Peter — had a fly upon his ear
Little Peter — had a fly upon his ear
And he flicked it til it flew away

Little Peter — had a — upon his ear
Little Peter — had a — upon his ear
Little Peter — had a — upon his ear
And he flicked it til it flew away

Little Peter — had a — upon his —
Little Peter — had a — upon his —
Little Peter — had a — upon his —
And he flicked it til it flew away

Songs We Sang With CD

“Shake my Sillies Out” from The Singable Songs Collection by Raffi

“If You’re Hoppy and You Know It” and “The Bunny Hop” from Fisher Price Little People Easter Sing-Along (private collection)

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

Film We Watched

“Max and the Easter Bunny” from Easter with Max and Ruby

Continue the Fun

Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry – A monster searches everywhere to find the things he loves: bunnies!

Use Your Imagination by Nicola O’Byrne –
Rabbit is bored. What shall he do? Luckily, Wolf has the perfect solution. “Why not write a story?” he suggests. And so Wolf teaches Rabbit to use his imagination to create the perfect story with lots of exciting props and interesting characters. What a kind and helpful wolf! Rabbit is desperate to know what happens when it suddenly becomes clear that Wolf is very hungry — uh-oh, so that’s how the story ends. But Wolf hasn’t reckoned on Rabbit’s brilliant imagination.

Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks – A lively young rabbit finds many ways to have fun–and cause havoc–on a rainy day.

AnnMarie Hurtado

I'm a youth services librarian working in the Children's Room at the Pasadena Central Library. I purchase juvenile nonfiction books for all sites, juvenile Spanish books for all sites, and juvenile DVDs for the Central Library. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including Lucha Libros, writing workshops, STEAM Careers in Pasadena, and other STEAM/science programs. I teach 1-2 sessions of Infant/Toddler Storytime each year. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book, 36 Workshops to Get Kids Writing: From Aliens to Zebras.

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