Perfect Picture Book Friday! Cat & Bunny By Mary Lundquist

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Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it has a really cute story.

catandbunnyCat & Bunny

Written and Illustrated By Mary Lundquist

4 – 8 years
32 pages – ages 4+

Published by Balzer + Bray on January 27, 2015

Genre: Fiction

Theme/Topic: Friendship/Making New Friends/Keeping Old Friends

Opening and Synopsis:Cat and Bunny were born on the same day of the same month in the same year. Right from the start, they did everything together. Just the two of them.

What I Thought- This is a marvelous picture book! It really makes you feel good inside. Congratulations to Ms. Lundquist because this is her debut picture book! Judging from this one, we are in for more great stories! The illustrations are very sweet and cute. I like how they look like kids in animal footie pajamas. 🙂  The story is a great way to teach kids that you can have more than one friend. It also gives the message that you can play with more than one friend and still have a BFF. This is a wonderful picture book!

You can check out interior illustrations at Ms. Lundquist’s website – click HERE.

Activities and Resources-

Teacher Planet has a ton of suggested lesson plans for making friends in school. Click HERE to go THERE.

In the book, Cat made up a new game (called the “Made-Up Game). It would be a fun activity for kids to make up their own game and have others play it. My sister and I used to do this all the time. 🙂


To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

Categories: Age 1-5

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20 replies

  1. Awh sweetness! The story sounds so cute and the illustrations are too 🙂

  2. What an unlikely pairing. Young children rarely see differences, they see a playmate. Sounds like a really sweet book. Nice choice, Erik.

  3. Love the cover. I bet young children will adore this story.

  4. I’m a fan of having more than one friend, too. In fact, the more the merrier! Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!

  5. I’ve followed Mary’s blog for a long while so I am so happy her book is finally here!

  6. I want to know who the third friend is!

  7. I love the cover illustration – and now I just HAVE to read it!

  8. I like to make up my own games too!!! I’ll have to look for this one! Thanks Erik!

  9. Such a sweet sounding book with adorable characters. Great review, Erik!

  10. What a sweet book. Even sweeter, my library has this book. I put it on hold. 🙂

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