the bunny book

March 24, 2010

So, Juliet and I tried out these sock bunnies that we saw in Family Fun this month. I'm not sure how I feel about them...

On the one hand, it was a fun project, but on the other hand, I think they are ugly. Not sure where we went wrong, but maybe it has something to do with the quality of sock that is used? 

We used some raggedy socks and we got raggedy bunnies. Maybe cuter socks would have yielded cuter bunnies. 

The bunnies are filled with dried beans. Juliet loved dumping the beans into the socks....and also all over the floor. 

Inspired by The Bunny Book by Patsy Scarry

The Bunny Book (Little Golden Book)

We made the baby bunny and the daddy bunny. You probably already know about this book, but I love the illustrations so much I wanted to share a few pages with you. 

Even the dedication page is beautiful. 

The story is of a baby bunny whose future is being speculated by his family. Everyone has a different idea of what he will be when he grows up. 

From an airplane pilot, to a fireman, to a circus clown, to a lifeguard--everyone has a different dream for this baby bunny. But through it all, the baby bunny smiles his knowing smile. He knows what he will be. 

The cutest part is when you find out what the baby bunny hopes to be when he grows up: a daddy rabbit! Juliet always squeals with joy at this part. 

He hopes to grow up and play with his own bunnies, buy them birthday presents, and read them stories when they are sleepy. 

"And tuck them into bed at night. And that is what the baby bunny will grow up to be. A daddy rabbit." 

It's just the kind of book that makes me smile. 


rebekah said...

Ah, they do look a bit funny, maybe its the eyes? but who cares, its all about the fun you have making them if you ask me!
cute idea.

Ginny Marie said...

I had the Bunny Book when I was little, and I had forgotten all about it! Thank you for sharing...I don't have a copy of it now, and the illustrations are priceless!

Phyllis said...

I love that you use so many photos of the books in your posts. I love that you posted a picture of the sock bunnies even though they didn't turn out like you wanted. In the perfect world of blogging a lot of people would have just left off the post. I would have missed much if you had. Thank you.

Chels said...

You're "I think they are ugly." made me laugh. Not every craft can turn out great! They look fine, maybe just a little sad. ☺ hat bunny book looks cute.

shopannies said...

I love the bunny book one of my favorite books

Raising a Happy Child said...

I love the message of this book. This is what Anna lately tells me - she only wants to be a Mommy when she grows up.

vanessa said...

Ha! Glad you all enjoyed our "ugly" bunnies. :) We did have fun making them, so that is all that matters. This book has the best message--I love it when little kids are so excited to be mommies and daddies when they grow up.

Mari-Ann said...

I think they're kinda cute! It's the process not the product that makes them cute. :)

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