"Seven little rabbits walkin' down the road,
walking down the road to call on old friend toad."
Over half a million children have counted their way to sleep with these beloved seven little rabbits.
Available in its original hardcover format for the first time in twenty years, this delightful first counting book, chock full of gloriously endearing illustrations and humorous asides by two-time Caldecott-Medal-winner Barbara Cooney, is sure to be a bedtime favorite for a new generation of bunny lovers. Just the right size for little hands, the repetition and rhyme invite reader participationright up until the moment it lulls its unsuspecting audience into slumberland.
|Publisher:||Walker & Company|
|Edition description:||Third Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.24(w) x 6.15(h) x 0.33(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 6 Years|
About the Author
JOHN BECKER was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Harvard University. Besides having written several books for children, John was an actor and owned an art gallery in New York. He lived in London at the time of his death in the 1980's.
BARBARA COONEY illustrated over 100 books by the time she died in Maine in 2000. She was a two-time Caldecott award-winner, for Chanticleer and the Fox in 1958 and again for The Ox-Cart Man in 1980. She is also the illustrator of Walker's Kildee House and How the Hibernators Came to Bethlehem.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After reading this book with my daughter, this book has become a family favorite. I think she and I both have it memorized. I love the meter of the words -- it's almost a song for us.
I enjoyed this book as a child and am so pleased to see that it is being re-published for new generations. The story is catchy and sweet (I actually had the book on record and the story was set to song...I can still remember the entire thing from memory!). The illustrations are absolutely charming. This is a must-have for any children's book collection. It's a beautiful little story...Will any bunny ever reach Toad's house without "feeling tired" and having to retreat back to Mole's house for a nap? :-) This is one you and your child will remember always. Enjoy.
For 30 years I've been thinking about this book and now it's here for my children. It brought tears to my eyes to see the seven little rabbits on that road!