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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

1915: bunny tell all!

Ah yes, another find from Project Gutenberg: Mary Frances Blaisdell's Bunny Rabbit's Diary (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1915).

Bunny Rabbit gets a book for Christmas from his mom, but it's blank:
"You must write the book yourself," Mother Rabbit told him. "Then you will be
sure to like it."
So Bunny Rabbit wrote the book about the good times he had with Bobtail and Billy, and all his other playmates. He wrote about the slide they made on the long hill beside the pond; about Mrs. Duck's swimming lesson, and the kite Bobtail made out of a leaf from the big oak tree; about Sammy Red Squirrel's flying machine, and Bobby Gray Squirrel's peanut party.

Just like little kids must have filled their own diaries with their grand escapades of those simpler times. Bunny's include "Billy's Slide," "The Clover Patch," and "Sammy's Flying Machine." All plain goodness with the added twist of being told through a bunny narrator, these short stories are a fun way to learn how to be a kid without the preachy stuff.
Here's the HTML file. Hope you enjoy.


Whicky Wuudler said...

What delightful illustrations and sweet little stories too!

curator said...

Whicky! Finally I get a moment to say HI. Thanks so much for coming by! Can't wait to see what your new blog brings.