Book review: Hop Little Bunnies by Martha Mumford and Laura Hughes.

Hop Little Bunnies is a fun lift the flap book based on a familiar nursery rhyme Sleeping Bunnies.

My girls absolutely love singing Sleeping Bunnies. For them it’s a fun rhyme that they complete with actions and it’s one that’s always proved popular at playgroup sessions with my youngest daughter.

If you recall a previous blog post I completed on early literacy, this book is a brilliant example encompassing many of the points I included in that blog post. The book encourages the recall of a familiar nursery rhyme but the book itself brings the rhyme to life. It combines singing, a point I discussed in the blog post, and reading. The book also explores ways in which the rhyme can be adapted introducing children to different animals and allowing children to explore new vocabulary.

The illustrations and gentle colour palette that echo Spring make it a great book to introduce a new season to young readers. Should you celebrate Easter and would like an alternative to chocolate or perhaps complete an Easter basket for your children, this would be a great addition.

The larger font used, including under the lift the flaps, make the book a fun, interactive read but can you read the book without singing the rhyme? I must admit since receiving the book from the publishers it’s been all about the singing here and pretending to be different animals. However, this makes the book even more appealing for the youngest of readers as they will be able to *read* the book.

This is a great book and i think it would be brilliant if the book came in a board book format also.

This read would be a fantastic resource in a learning setting.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publishers. All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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