Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Book Review for How Bunnies Got Their Cottontails by Barbara Prignano

How Bunnies Got Their Cottontails by Barbara Prignano
(Eloquent Books, October 3, 2009)

How Bunnies Got Their Cottontails is an amusing fable that children will enjoy.

One of little Joseph’s chores was to water the plants every day, and though he knew the job was important, it also conflicted with play time with his friends. To create more play time for himself, Joseph thinks of a way to keep the plants watered without him having to stand there to water them. He decides to use cotton balls. So he wets each cotton ball and places them next to each plant. Thinking he solved the problem, Joseph runs off to play with his friend, Anthony. However, Joseph wasn’t counting on a bunny sitting down next to his plants to rest. As you can imagine, when the bunny wakes up and hops away, a cotton ball was stuck to his backside. The bunny’s friends were envious of his new tail, so decided to hop over and get one for themselves by sitting next to the plants. Joseph and his friend were amazed to see what happened next.

How Bunnies Got Their Cottontails is a charming tale for children to read. It is an interesting way to imagine how bunnies did get their cute fluffy tails. The artwork in this story is cheerful and simple, but helps bring the story to life. This book is for children between the ages of 9-12. It is a 20-page paperback picture book.

Reviewer Renee Hand is the award-winning author of The Crypto-Capers series for children. Look for her new release The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill, The Great Pie Catastrophe.

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