Kids Book Review: Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket

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Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket
Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Kids
age 3-5
by Tatyana Feeney
32 pages

Synopsis from Random House Kids:

Small Bunny does everything with Blue Blanket. Blue Blanket helps him paint the best pictures, go the highest on the swings, and read the hardest words. They need each other. But one day, Small Bunny’s mother insists Blue Blanket needs to be washed. She says Blue Blanket will be as good as new after. But Bunny isn’t sure he likes new. Will his friend ever be the same?

Whether it’s a special toy, stuffie or blanket, I think most kids (and parents) can relate to the relationship Small Bunny has with his special blanket in Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket. These special items are part of a child’s life and most major milestones; they’re like a child’s best friend. Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket illustrates this bond and also the anxiety a child may feel when seperated from their special object. The illustrations are simple with blue being the only colour added to create emphasis on the blanket. My five-year old loved bunny and especially him waiting by the washer as his blanket had a bath. My daughter did the exact same thing when her stuffie was washed the first few times, making sure she would survive. Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket was a sweet book to read together.

You can find a copy of Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket by visiting your local book store or visiting Random House Kis. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Random House Canada for my review copy.

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