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Home for a Bunny

Home for a Bunny

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Garth Williams (Illustrator)

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A little brown bunny is in search of a home! He asks a frog, a groundhog, and other animals if he can live with them, but their homes don't suit him. Will he ever find a place to call his own? Ages 2-5.


A little brown bunny is in search of a home! He asks a frog, a groundhog, and other animals if he can live with them, but their homes don't suit him. Will he ever find a place to call his own? Ages 2-5.

Editorial Reviews

Hop along with a cuddly brown bunny as he searches for a home in this newly reformatted classic! Growing to a larger-sized edition but keeping that familiar Golden Books feel, Home for a Bunny captures the springtime sweetness and warmth that generations of fans have come to adore. This bunny will surely find a welcome home on your child's bookshelf.
Publishers Weekly
Random House launches Big Little Golden Books with a quartet of vintage titles in a new, larger trim size. First published in 1942, The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren, stars a curious canine who just can't keep up with the pack. In Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton, illus. by Tibor Gergely, Scuffy sets out to see the world but soon decides to go back where he belongs-the bathtub. It's springtime in Margaret Wise Brown's Home for a Bunny (1956), illus. by Garth Williams, and a brown rabbit looks for a place to live. After interviewing other animals about their abodes ("I would fall out of a nest," he explains to the robin), he finally finds the right match. In The Fuzzy Duckling (1949), a counting book by Jane Werner Watson, illus. by Alice and Martin Provensen, a baby duck meets other animals including "two frisky colts," and "six lively lambs/ with thick soft fleece," but none will join him for a walk through the woods.
Children's Literature
Spring awakens with leaves and flowers blooming and birds bursting out of their eggs. The frog, groundhog and robins sing about spring's arrival. But, this springtime tale is about a brown bunny searching for the perfect place to call home. As the bunny hops down the road, he sees the robins in their nest. The nest is not a good place for his home because he might fall out of it. He sees a frog in a bog when he continues down the road. The bog is not a good place for his home because he might drown. He sees a groundhog by a log when he continues down the road. The groundhog refuses to welcome him in the log, so he continues his journey. He sees a white bunny that lives under a rock, under a stone, down under the ground. When the white bunny welcomes him in her home, the brown bunny knows he has found a perfect place to call home. Simple vocabulary, predictable rhyme and repetition make this an enjoyable book for young children to listen to and easy for young readers to read. The double-page spreads show the brown bunny's journey down the road in search of a home. The illustrations of the bunny's journey also reinforce the birth of spring with lush green foliage, wildflowers of various colors and shapes, baby birds bursting out of their eggs and butterflies flying by. This book is a part of the "Big Little Golden Book" series. 2003 (orig. 1956), Golden Book/Random House,
— Jackie Kirby <%ISBN%>0307105466

Product Details

Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
Little Golden Book Series
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Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

MARGARET WISE BROWN (1910-1952), best known as the author of Goodnight Moon, wrote countless children's books inspired by her belief that the very young were fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Among her many bestselling Golden titles are Mister Dog, The Color Kittens, The Golden Egg Book, Seven Little Postmen, The Friendly Book, and The Sailor Dog.

GARTH WILLIAMS (1912-1996) is known for his realistic yet highly expressive animal characters. His unique style has brought to life some of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century, including E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, and the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. He illustrated many timeless Golden Books, among them Baby Farm Animals, Mister Dog, The Friendly Book, The Sailor Dog,The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies, and The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education

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Home for a Bunny 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
QueenofBlingEC More than 1 year ago
When I was a child, this was my all-time favorite book. Yes, I had the usual classics; but this I loved this book most of all. There were many animals and beautiful pictures in the book. My parents read it to me, and then when I could read, I read it over and over until I could recite it from memory. This book spoke to me, even as a child. Looking back as an adult, I believe it meant something to me because it talked about "home." Even young girls have the instinct for home, the safety and security of home, and of being able to say, "this is my home." I bought this book for my oldest granddaughter (who is only 3) in the hopes that it will become her favorite book too. And, I can't wait to read it to her, over and over again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was five years old and had just learned to read well. I had a GIANT copy of Home for a Bunny, or at least it seemed giant. I read it over and over and over to anyone who would listen. At this time, my dearest great-aunt had come home to my grandmother's house, very ill, in the last stage of breast cancer. I was too young to understand. I must have read her the book fifty times and she patiently listened, letting me stay in her room even when my grandmother tried to shoo me out. I hope it brought her comfort and I think it must have. It is a timeless story that touches everyone who wants a warm, safe place where they belong. I can't wait until my little boy is old enough to enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom read this book to me as a child, and it was the first book I learned to read on my own. Now that my two year old godson doesn't rip books anymore, he'll be getting 'Home for a Bunny' for Easter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here's the one that my four year old son wants to hear EVERY night. We can all recite it from memory but still we turn the pages, and admire the classic pictures, and are always relieved when the bunny finds a nice home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has stayed with me for decades. I remember it from childhood very clearly and am enjoying giving new copies to every new parent I know. With kids being moved from here to there, spending time with family, at school, and with other caregivers, it's important for them to see that at the end of a search for stability, there is a home for each of us. At the end of a long and hard day, my father and I still quote to each other, 'Home for a bunny, Home of his own' when we get back to our home. It sums up how happy we are to have a happy stable place to call home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My two year old nephew Charlie and I read this book every time he visits. He loved all the illustrations. When we finish the story he rubs the back cover and says 'nice book'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't exactly remember the title of this book, but when I searched here on bn.com, I found exactly what I was looking for: My childhood favorite - a book I have never forgotten in all my years of growing up and being and adult. What a special book!