Here are 10 delightful books about rabbits for kids of all ages. They would make wonderful alternative Easter gifts, for a bunny fan or for anyone who just wants to enjoy some great children's books.
"When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real" "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
One of the much loved That's Not My... series. These are great books for babies and toddlers with lots to touch and feel and opportunities to anticipate the final word of each sentence.
Brer Rabbit is not, to be honest, much of a role model. In these stories he tricks and cheats all his friends and generally behaves like a complete rascal. Fun though.
The story of a Jewish girl forced to flee Germany when Hitler came to power. She has to leave her home, her friends and her beloved toys. Based on the author's own experiences, this book has been a classic for over 30 years.
Beatrix Potter wrote about many rabbits but naughty Peter Rabbit is the best loved. Re-read his exploits with Mr McGregor in this classic edition.
There are many Max and Ruby books, all showing delightfully toddler Max's attempts to get along with big sister Ruby's plans. Charming.
This classic weepie by Richard Adams tells of rabbits forced to leave their warren and find a new home. "Is it a kind of dre-eam..."
Alison Uttley's Little Grey Rabbit is another classic rabbit book, loved by generations. This book has eight stories: Hare and the Easter Eggs, Little Grey Rabbit's May Day, Water Rat's Picnic, Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea, Fuzzypeg goes to School andLittle Grey Rabbit's Christmas.
This true story, more suitable for older children, tells how three aboriginal sisters were taken by Australian authorities to a settlement to be re-educated from their heritage and become culturally white. The book tells of how they escaped and returned to their family.
Great fun for everyone, a book of old-fashioned bunny stickers - you could make your own Easter presents or cards with these.
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.