The bunnies are coming! It’s that time of year again: time to find eggs, eat chocolate, and read all kinds of books about rabbits. If you really want to get into the Easter spirit, try these hopping books.
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Richard Adams made this story up to entertain his children on a long trip. It became a book that’s beloved by all ages, but is probably a little too mature and bloody for most young kids. Watership Down is the tale of a brave band of warrior rabbits, led by a great leader and his clairvoyant brother, trying to make a new life for themselves after a disaster decimates their warren.
A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo by Marlon Bundo
Marlon is the bunny that belongs to Mike Pence, the Vice President of the U.S. In this children’s picture book, he and his bunny boyfriend resist the forces of an ignorant and bigoted bug who says that little bunnies shouldn’t be happy together. A great lesson is learned by all, including the actual V.P., whose wife wrote the picture book that this work parodies.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
This children’s classic features iconic art, a cluttered room, and main characters who are bunnies. Because why not? Odds are good that you encountered this book growing up yourself. The children of the smartphone age still enjoy its bright colors and soothing, simple story.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit. He’s also an arrogant jerk who has no regard for anyone or anything other than himself. That will all change when he’s separated from his owner. After all, what’s a toy without someone to play with it? Follow Edward as he realizes the error of his ways and comes to appreciate life in a new way.
Rabbits. They’re symbolic, iconic, domesticated, and delicious. You might be surprised at this humble creature’s place in our cultural and social landscape. Let this book enlighten you about the rabbit’s past, present, and probable future in the context of modern life. This books reconciles the many aspects of the rabbit, from Playboy bunnies to Peter Rabbit. If you’ve ever wondered what the heck is up with rabbits, this book is your go-to.
Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
The new bunny is a vampire. As the other household pets become certain of the danger inherent in the family’s fluffiest new member, they struggle to devise a plan. But does Bunnicula really deserve their fear? Or is he just misunderstood?
Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakei
Want more warrior rabbits? Look no further than Usagi, the legendary ronin samurai of Stan Sakei’s cult classic comic book. After his side loses in an epic battle, lone rabbit swordsman Usagi walks throughout Japan, taking work as a bodyguard when he can find it and righting wrongs whenever he runs into them. Lots of fighting!