Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Children's Book Review: I Am A Bunny

Name of Book: I Am A Bunny
Author / Illustrator: Written by Ole Risom and Illustrated by Richard Scarry
What It's All About: A little bunny walks through the countryside in different seasons
My Favorite Bit: I love the page where it's raining.  A toadstool in the rain is magical.
Suitable Age For Reading It To:  This is a lovely length book for little ones.  The sentences are short and the pictures are vibrant and have many things going on in them.  I recommend it heartily.
Go Get It: I Am A Bunny
A Little About the Author and/or Illustrator: Ole Risom was born in Copenhagen and worked for Bonniers, a Swedish publisher, before going to New York.  After Pearl Harbor he joined the US army and served in the ski patrol among other things and was finally assigned to be a driver in Munich where he met Countess Agnes Grafin von Rechberg, whom he married.  They moved to the USA and had two sons Nicholas and Christopher and a daughter, Camilla.  He became one of the most influential publishers of mass-market books for children and was the vice president and art director of Golden Books Western Press for twenty years.  In his career he was closely associated with Richard Scarry and also worked with Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson, Stan and Jan Berenstain, Leo Lionni, and Charles Schulz.  He died in 2000 of cancer.
We've done Richard Scarry before so you can check it out here if you've forgotten.

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