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Sleep, My Bunny

Author: Rosemary Wells

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5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

ISBN: 9780763692629

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2019 - 2020

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Bedtime

Outside the window, night falls. But inside the cozy house, in rooms lit with soft pastels, parents guide their little bunny through a universal routine: eating supper, putting toys away, taking a bath, reading a story, listening to a song. Rosemary Wells gently ties nature’s rhythms to a familiar ritual, creating a bedtime read-aloud certain to lull every small child into slumber.

Age Group Newborn

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Recognizing familiar voices
  • Gazing at high contrast pictures
  • Looking at faces

Your little one is just getting used to the world around them. That includes getting to know YOU in a new way! Up until now, your baby has only heard your voice. Your voice is the most important thing in their world right now. Singing and talking to them as you soothe them reinforces that connection. Reading simple books, even though they don’t understand them, gives you another way of sharing your connection. As their vision develops, they will be increasingly drawn to faces. When you talk with them, putting your face within 12 inches of theirs will help them connect your face to the sound that they already love!

Why did we select this book?

New parents will discover that it is the small rituals with your child that will comfort you both at the end of the day. We selected this board book because of how quiet it is and all the ways the bunny family stays deeply engaged in conversation with their baby bunny throughout dinner, play, bath, read aloud, and bedtime. Reading this book with your infant will be about your baby hearing the comforting sound of your voice, and as your child grows they will recognize parts of this bunny's preparation for sleep.


Sweet story!

April 13, 2022

Very sweet story. Keeps my littles’ attention. They enjoy this among many other books.


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