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[Monday Reading] Bunny Stories: Parting

Featured titles today: In a Jar and Rabbit and the Motorbike.

Fats here.

It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (new host of Monday reading: Kathryn T at Book Date). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm and inviting community.

Last week, I featured two bunny-themed picture books. Today, I have two more to add to the list. These are two of my favorite reads during this quarantine. I hope you find a copy online or make sure you add it to your list of books to check out when your library re-opens!

In a Jar

Written and illustrated by Deborah Marcero
Published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons (2020)
ISBN-13: 9780525514596

Meet Llewellyn. He is a collector. He loves to collect things in jars. These include wonderful things such as buttercups, feathers, and heart-shaped stones. When Llewellyn meets Evelyn, Llewellyn hands her a jar filled with cherry light. Since then, Llewellyn and Evelyn collect things together. One day, Evelyn tells Llewellyn that her family is moving away. What will happen to their friendship? In a Jar is a beautiful reminder that friendship knows no distance. This book is a keeper and made me a fan of Marcero’s tender watercolor illustrations.

Find it on Amazon | Book Depository

Rabbit and the Motorbike

Written by Kate Hoefler
Illustrated by Sarah Jacoby
Published by Chronicle Books (2019)
ISBN-13: 9781452170909

Rabbit lives in a quiet field of wheat. Just like the hobbits you’ve read in stories, Rabbit has never left, although he dreamed about it night. Dog is Rabbit’s friend. Dog visits Rabbit on his motorbike. Dog loves telling Rabbit about the things he’s done and the places he’s been to. Rabbit enjoys Dog’s stories because Rabbit feels like he’s right there with Dog. One day, Rabbit finds Dog’s motorbike and a few of Dog’s belongings in front of his house. But where is Dog and what will Rabbit do with Dog’s stuff? Rabbit and the Motorbike offers a gentle portrayal of dealing with loss and grief. It also adds a beautiful message that “the world is beautiful if you’re brave enough to see it.” If you enjoy Sarah Jacoby’s artwork, you’ll certainly enjoy flipping through the pages of Rabbit and the Motorbike.

Find it on Amazon | Book Depository

Currently Reading…

This is our May pick for my book club. I’m almost done! Maybe I’ll finally get to finish this today! That would be absolutely wonderful.

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Amazon | Book Depository

7 comments on “[Monday Reading] Bunny Stories: Parting

  1. Such cute illustrations in ‘In A Jar’! Thanks for sharing the beautiful reads!
    Here’s my IMWAYR ->

    Happy Reading!

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  2. Those bunnies are super cute!

    And I love the cover of Gods of Jade and Shadow

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  3. Aww, I love the bunny books. We have tons of real bunnies around here, so my niece might like a book about them. I hope you have a great week!

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  4. 15andmeowing

    In A Jar looks adorable.

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  6. I enjoyed In a Jar, but Rabbit and the Motorbike is completely new to me. I’ll have to go look it up and see if we have a local copy. Thanks for sharing, Fats!

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