Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Childhood Favorite.

When I was in first grade I remember checking out a particular book from the library several times. As an adult I can certainly see why it won the Caldecott Honor. But as a child, I simply loved the sweet story of a bunny forming a relationship with a cat in his newly adopted home. We don't have cats, but the fact that a story about bringing a new bunny home resonated with me as a child comes as no surprise now. The book is called Marshmallow and was written by Clare Turlay Newberry.

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When I first began using chat rooms in the mid 90's, that was my username because I remember loving the book and the bunny. It has stayed with my always.

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As an adult I have bought myself a copy of my own and thoroughly enjoyed it still. It ends with a sweet poem I thought you might enjoy.

A bunny's a delightful habit,
No home's complete without a rabbit.
Brighten our home with a bunny,
He's fat, he's frisky, he's funny.
He's soft, he's downy,
He's cute, he's clown-y,
Oh, brighten your home with a bunny!

I highly recommend a copy for yourself.

9 Comments:

Blogger Christina said...

Thank you Lindsey. I will have to get a copy of this one!

9:24 AM  
Blogger bunnygirl said...

My husband and I found a copy of this at a shop in Ft Davis last summer when we were on vacation. I was charmed with the drawings - every one a treasure - and I just had to have it. The book has a place of honor in my living room now.

11:44 AM  
Blogger veganelder said...

Sharing your home with a bunny will, I promise, change your life. :-)

6:10 PM  
Blogger laughingwolf said...

neat... is she the one the newbery is named for?

11:16 AM  
Blogger laughingwolf said...

nope, it's john newbery... both award and medal

11:17 AM  
Blogger Rabbits' Guy said...

Yup - a big hit here too.

8:24 PM  
Blogger bunnythreads said...

Sounds cute- I love books and anything with a bunny I have to have. (as long as my bunny can keep off the bookshelf's- he has gotten to the 2 shelfs auughh..they are blocked & look terrible but half chewed & the rest safe-hopefully) I shall look for this. You have Mini Rex'ies Do you have The Velveteen Bunny?
Thanks for the book review

1:25 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favorites. Always made me cry as a child. If a first edition copy didn't cost thousands of dollars (seriously, $16,000) I would have one.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Krissa said...

That sounds like a very sweet story, indeed. I love the drawing and the poem! :)

6:17 AM  

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