Saturday, September 29, 2007

I Am a Bunny

I Am a Bunny
Ole Risom ~ Richard Scarry ~ Golden Books, 1963

I love this book. I have very vivid memories of it from when I was a child and even today, browsing the pictures gives me this overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Something about the way the skin on the frog is painted makes me feel all snuggly inside.

I am a bunny.
My name is Nicholas.
I live in a hollow tree.

The ultimate cute story about a little bunny and his place within the weather and seasons. The tall board book feel and amazing pictures still hold up in the reprint, but it's the deeper colors of the take me back. That's what I love about toys and books from the past. They can give you these incredible sense memories that other things can't. With this one, I can remember being on my parents bed reading it and the way their bedspread felt on my hands.

Also by:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Chipmunk's ABC
Great Big Air Book
Rabbit and His Friends
The Bunny Book
Richard Scarry's Best Rainy Day Book Ever
Tommy Visits the Doctor


rodgerfox said...

i feel the same.

Anonymous said...

This story was included in the great "Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever" collection that me and my brother had. I absolutely adored it and I especially loved the snow picture..and the daffodils..and Nicholas. I bought the board book edition that came out a while back and whenever I look at it I still feel that peaceful sense of calm and wonder.

Rebecca said...

Like Amy, I had the "Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever" as a child, and it was a very significant part of my childhood. The book has been republished and my mother gave a copy of it to me recently, and oh the memories those pictures evoke!

Hobgoblin238 said...

My father used to read this to me when I was a little boy. He sang the book to me rather than reading it. I will always remember his love for me from this book.

Anonymous said...

Our local bookstore doesn't keep this in stock, but I place special orders for it and always have a couple of copies in my gift stash at home. I think every family with small children needs a copy in the home as an antidote to ultra-commercialized movie/TV/video game/toy tie-ins, over-stimulation from electronic media of all kinds, and prevailing emphasis on manufactured goods as opposed to all the varied wonders of the natural world.

Unknown said...

I remember this vividly as well. However, I can not find the copy I had when I was a child. The new version is missing pages! I remember the inscects buzzing by page, and wasn't there another mushroom page??

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