Baby Bunny awakes in his cozy cubbyhole, snuggled with his family, and is treated to a whirlwind of sounds from the world around him. We are treated to a delightful board book about discovering the noise of nature. From a previously unpublished manuscript by the renowned Margaret Wise Brown comes this adorable story aimed at the littlest of readers.
Bunny's morning begins with the sounds of fluttering, chirping, and cock-a-doodle-dooing, with all the birds and roosters arising! Bunny decides to explore the world above his hole and hears "bzzzzzzzz." "What was that?" he wonders. Outside he finds two bumblebees atop purple flowers. Bunny decides to make some noise himself and munches away at fresh green lettuce. And then he stretches, yawns, scratches, and sneezes. "What kind of noise was that?" Bunny asks the reader. He frolics thru the grass until the sun sets and the sounds of night become clear -- the strong gusts of the wind and snapping branches under the feet of a fox -- and then the familiar thump of his mama banging her heels on the ground calling him home. He hops into his cubbyhole, curls up with his clan, and happily sighs. His ears take a break, and all that is left is the quiet night.
Gentle text and precious illustrations make this a great choice for young readers. Bunny's sweet expressions, especially when he stretches and yawns, will bring smiles to everyone's face. Luscious colors and plenty of detail fill every page. Bunny's questions to the reader will keep youngsters focused and help them to recognize the sounds of their world. A lovely board book that is great for reading aloud, at bedtime or anytime. (Amy Barkat)