Author/Illustrator: Jörg Mühle
Publisher: Gecko Press, 2016, originally publ. in German
Themes: bedtime, rabbits, inter-active stories
Opening: This is little rabbit. Tap him on the shoulder – will he turn around?
Summary: (from my library’s catalog) Encourages readers to interact with the story by helping a little rabbit go through the steps of getting ready for bed.
I like this book because: I read it with my storytime gang not knowing how it would turn out having to share interaction with a board book with up to 10 kids! It went over splendidly, though I opted out of having them each kiss the character good night! They loved it – even the 6 yr old joined in on the fun! A simple, adorable tickle of a book!
Resources/Activities: We read Big Bad Bunny/Billingsley and Karas, another bedtime book albeit with a slightly scary (Rrrar!) intro!; make hand- or potato-print pillowcases; staple together a ‘sleeping bag’ from a strip of felt for a favorite stuffed animal or figurine or even a paper cut-out animal character. For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.