Perfect Picture Book Friday! Hungry Bunny by Claudia Rueda

Hungry Bunny
By Claudia Rueda
64 pages – ages 3+
Published by Chronicle Books on September 11, 2018

Theme/Topic- Fall/Friendship/Adventure
Genre- Interactive
Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “Here I come!
Can you hear my tummy rumble? I’m one hungry bunny!”

Publisher’s Synopsis: “It’s fall, which means it’s the perfect time for mama’s apple pie. The only problem? These apples are hard to reach! But Bunny has some ideas. Young readers will delight in using the red ribbon to help Bunny reach new heights and pick those tasty apples. But the fun doesn’t end there! Readers will also rock the book back and forth and turn it round and round for a one-of-a-kind roller-coaster adventure on Bunny’s way home. Claudia Rueda shakes up the reading experience once again in this delightful sequel to Bunny Slopes.”

What I Thought- This was a very cute picture book, even if it is a bit longer than conventional picture books. The length is understandable, as the text is scattered through the pages and there are multiple full-spread illustrations. Rueda has a way of engaging readers so that they want to interact with the book and help the bunny. I’m certain that her soft-toned charcoal-based illustrations are a major part of that excitement. They convey a warm feeling in their cute old-time look that just reminds you of fall.


The story is moves along at a nice pace and I think kids will still love to read about the adventure of Bunny. The format of the book is what really makes it shine out in all of its ingenious wonderfulness – one of the things that absolutely blew my mind was that the book contains a large red bookmark/ribbon that comes into play as Bunny’s scarf that the reader can interact with. It added another level for readers to be a part of the book. I loved the creativity there, and I cannot wait to see what Rueda comes up with next! I wholeheartedly recommend this book!

Activities and Resources- has a great list of Bunny-based activities for kids HERE!

I don’t know about you, but reading a book featuring apples makes me hungry! Why not bake an apple pie? HERE‘s a great kid-friendly recipe from!

Categories: Age 1-5, Perfect Picture Book Friday

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7 replies

  1. I recently had a great time reading this and other apple-themed books withmy storytime gang!

  2. I hope bunny got his pie. Mom tried to give me a piece of apple this morning. I spit it out. Turns out apples are not cheese. I am on board with pie, though…

    Love and licks,

    • Pie is definitely excellent. 😀 I once had a really good apple pie that had a loose sort of filling, with apple slices, raisins, and cinnamon sugar – you might like that one, Cupcake! 😉

  3. What a sweet book. I love stories about apple picking and apple pies. We had apple trees in our yard as we grew up. Sounds like a fun tale.

    • I really enjoyed this picture book, and I was impressed with how it was able to keep the sweetness of fall while having it be an interactive book. We have apple trees in our yard too – we haven’t gotten much from them, but they look pretty. 🙂

  4. This looks adorable! I think my daughter would get a kick out of this, adding it to the Christmas list! Thank you! I recently got a recommendation for the Benjamin Birdie series by Michael Dotsikas. If you haven’t heard of it, go check it out! The social lessons that are woven into the story make me want to read this story over and over again, it’s that good! Oh, and my kiddo loved it too, ha! Her opinion matters too! You can read more about the author here, Happy reading and thank you for the recommendation!

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