It is finally starting to feel like spring, which makes us think of new life, flowers, rain, warmer weather, bunnies, ducks and chicks, among others. So to celebrate the new season (though according to the calendar, we have been there about a month, though it hasn’t felt like it), we recently read some books apt for this time of year.

Wow! It’s Great Being a Duck

My Thoughts:

4 **** stars

Lillee is a bit of a rebel– she doesn’t have any desire to learn to swim or fly like her siblings, but wishes to go about things her own way. Wandering about while her brothers and sister are learning to swim, she encounters Mr. Furry-legs who shows her where some tasty nasturtium leaves are because she needs to get plumper. Day after day she wanders in the forest and meets this same friendly creature who shows her where something yummy to munch on is. One day Lillee realizes this is the very same bad guy her mother warned her about and suddenly understands staying with her family, learning to swim and fly isn’t such a bad idea after all.

 

The April Rabbits

My Thoughts:

4 **** stars

A great book to celebrate the month of April! Robert starts the first day of April spotting a lone rabbit, and as the month progresses, he spies one more each day in more and more curious situations, culminating in the last day of April when he doesn’t see a single one (but a hippopotamus does follow him home! Oh no!) We enjoyed this one very much!

Raindrop, Plop!

My Thoughts:

4 **** stars

Adorable rhyming, counting book with cute illustrations. It features a little girl and her dog on an adventure outside in the rain, then inside for a bubble bath. Perfect for this time of year!

Daisy’s Picks:

The Habits of Rabbits

Daisy’s Thoughts:

5 *****

Recommended for children everywhere… it’s such an adorable picture book!

The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit

Daisy’s Thoughts:

5 ***** stars

Bookish Thought for Today:

“Books are the legacies that genius leaves to mankind, to be delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to those yet unborn.”– Joseph Addison