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Book Review: The Country Bunny

Book Review: The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
This is a charming story that even adults will love about a female rabbit named Cottontail that wants to become one of the Easter Bunnies. It was first published in 1939, but it really has a kind of feminist feel to it, and has beautiful illustrations. It follows the story of how Cottontail has to try out for the role of Easter Bunny, and how she eventually triumphs over various adversities to become the Gold Shoe Easter Bunny.
Here is an excerpt:
“We hear of the Easter Bunny who comes each Easter Day before sunrise to bring eggs for boys and girls, so we think there is only one. But this is not so. There are really five Easter Bunnies, and they must be the five kindest, and swiftest, and wisest bunnies in the whole wide world, because between sunset on Easter Eve, and dawn on Easter morning, they do more work than most rabbits do in a whole year.”

Reference: Du Bose Heyward, pictures by Marjorie Hack, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1939)

There are several different editions available:
basic paperback

hardcover, 75th anniversary heirloom edition, with downloadable audio

paperback book, gift edition with charm

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