Friday, June 4, 2010

friday favorite: i am a bunny

i cannot believe that i haven't featured this book yet! i'm sure you all know that we love to spend time outdoors. i am a lover of nature, of all living things, and especially of the changing seasons. and i am always in awe of how a tree can go through so many changes in one short year. yes, i'm a little crunchy. don't hate. but i am not much of a camper... i loved it when i was younger, but i haven't been camping since alanna was about 6. and i am not a fan of the humidity that comes once summer truly hits... so i am trying to enjoy this time of the year as much as i can before we are stuck inside because of the heat.

anyway, this week i was reminded of one of my most favorite little books of all time:
i am a bunny by ole risom and illustrated by richard scarry. i absolutely adored this story when i was a child. growing up, we had a well-loved and pretty beat up copy of this book which features a shorter version of it. i bought a newer version of the "best storybook ever" for alanna when she was a baby. and then when malcolm was first born, i found this board book version of "i am a bunny" at borders. i was delighted! it is beautifully illustrated, simple to read book, and it makes me long for each season with the turn of each page.

I am a bunny. My name is Nicholas. I live in a hollow tree.

while i was searching for images on google, i came across this one on flickr. i am in love with this framed piece, and i totally want one just like it in my house! these are the original illustrated art panels, that are on display as a part of the Golden Legacy, 65 Years of Golden Books exhibit that is traveling to various parts of the country. this exhibit was featured at the carle a few months ago, is currently in chicago, and it looks like it will be in richmond, virginia early next year, which is close enough for us to drive to! plus it will be at the salt lake city library in april of 2011 (pssst... KELLY!!) how awesome! :)


  1. such adorable illustrations! Might have to see if I can get a copy :) x

  2. This book looks so cute! I need to start getting more books for Dexter. I'm sure one day he'll want to look at them rather than eat them!

  3. hi lauren, congrats on your family. the usa needs more great moms.

    as a kid in the 70s, i had this book. it's magic to me.

    google ole risom and you'll see that he was a danish-american publisher, with a son named...

    looks like i'm not the only one that sees the magic. maybe we should start a club.