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*Big Bunny* by Betseygail Rand, illustrated by Colleen Rand
Head over to the Big Bunny website - www.bigbunny.net - for fun printable coloring pages and teacher/classroom activities.
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Big Bunny
by Betseygail Rand, illustrated by Colleen Rand
Ages 3-5 32 pages Tricycle Press January 2011 Hardcover    

Easter Bunnies are born in the spring. In the summer, they spend time making baskets and painting eggs. These tasks are easy for average-sized Easter Bunnies but impossible for an oversized one named Big Bunny.

When the baskets are on the ground, she squashes them flat; when the eggs are in her hands, she breaks them into tiny pieces. No longer proud of her size, Big Bunny runs away until she disappears into the woods.

Big Bunny isnít left out of this Easter story, though. Easter Bunnies have a special way of communicating by gathering together in a Bunny Circle. When the bunnies notice Big Bunny is missing, they use this formation to think of a way to bring Big Bunny home. The story ends with scenes showing how teamwork and kindness can result in a happy Easter for everyone.

The bunnies are drawn with minimal detail (no nose or whiskers, small dots for eyes), but they appear against backgrounds that include stylized stars, trees and shadows. Colored eggs and small flowers brighten up the page. The mother-daughter team of Bestseygail and Colleen Rand have created one of the most touching Easter stories I have ever read.

The Big Bunny website (www.bigbunny.net) features printable coloring pages and teacher/classroom activities.
 


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