Series: Little Golden Book
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Golden/Disney; First Edition edition (January 23, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.2 x 7.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
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Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
I gave this book 5 stars - when it comes to Golden Books, it's one of the best. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for this most recent edition.I own the original printing of Grandpa Bunny, but it is in rough shape, so I decided to purchase an updated copy.Upon receiving the 2007 Random House edition, I was dismayed to see that not only were the colors somewhat washed-out (which is to be expected with these cheaper reprints), but several of the beautiful illustrations had been removed!Why the editors at Random House chose to exclude certain illustrations is beyond me - the strength of this book is in its brilliant visuals - the whole reason I bought it in the first place!I will most definitely return my order in favor of purchasing an older, unedited copy.
I still have the original edition of this book from when I was a kid. It was one of my favorite books because of the story and especially the colorful images. I was pleased to see a reprint which I ordered for some friends who recently had a baby.I am sad to say they tried to save a few pennies by reducing the number of pages. The full original text is still there, but several double-page images have only half the original image showing, and images from other pages missing entirely.It is still a lovely book, and you are more likely to think so if you have never seen the original. But they threw out some marvelous artwork to save a few pennies, so I am disappointed. Bah humbug.
Book is a reprint of an old 50's or 60's book and really lacks the colors from the old one...kind of dull actually. Might even be missing some pages that the old one had. Sad about that. Still it is a nice story...just wish they would get the colors & content right.
This was one of my absolute favorite books as a child. I can recall my mother requesting to "please read something different for a change." But I adored Grandpa Bunny and always will. Oddly enough, it's delightful, even though it's about death.The books is the story of Grandpa Bunny, a delightful patriarch who teaches his adoring brood to decorate nature. Knowing he will "go away" he prepares a surprise (a sunset). Only the youngest bunnies know of the surprise, and knowing about this new beauty in the sky makes them hopeful while grownup bunnies are sad. When the sunset comes, all the bunnies are comforted.I re-read this book to my own adult self when I lost my Grandfathers. And, I keep a stash to give to children when they loose a grandparent. Definitely recommend.
This book was a childhood favorite of mine. I'm so happy that I could find a new copy. It is such a sweet story and the illustrations are fantastic! You don't have to be a child to love this book. I still love it now!
This book was brand new, as far as I could tell. It is the sweetest story about nature's beauty and a charming way to tell kids the story of generations and inevitable change. Very colorful pictures with a story about loving families. A classic....
I remember this story from my childhood and loved it then. I read it to my own child, who remembers it to this day. Whenever she sees shadows on the snow or the bright colors of autumn, she says she's reminded of this story. I saved many Golden Books from my childhood, now tattered and torn, but I couldn't find my 1950's era copy of Grandpa Bunny. So I ordered it for my grandchildren.I gave this a 5-star rating because my 7 year old grandchild loves the story and understands what it was trying to say - that those we love never really go away because they leave beautiful and wonderful things behind for us to remember and enjoy. Though there is sadness when someone leaves us, the memories we have are dear. This concept is done without religious connotation, so the appeal crosses all faiths.The illustrations are appealing. The story can be read either as a read-aloud or read by a young reader on his/her own. The story does not disappoint and I highly recommend it.What disappointed me about my particular book was what came from the manufacturer - the cardboard cover was not cut correctly; it did not completely cover the pages down the side. It was read before I could send it back for an exchange. However, it's not bad enough to damage the pages.
I bought this in a wave of nostalgia. I am a child of the early 1970s, and I remember this as one of my favorite books. I wanted to share it with my nieces and nephews.This seems to be a faithful and accurate reissue of the original book (to the best of my memory). It is a standard Little Golden Book with the same size and cover design as others of the series. The artwork in this book is beautiful. I wish I could find some prints or a larger sized version of this book. But I was happy just be able to buy this copy, as I thought this title was lost to the ages.One last note: This is an Easter themed book, but otherwise not religious. It is basically a story about the Easter bunny and deals a little bit with growing old and dying with a lovely, bittersweet ending.. Grandpa Bunny 'goes away' at the end of the story. It could be a way to gently introduce very young children to these topics. Some people might be bothered by these aspects of the story, but for me the artwork trumps all those things. It is a Golden Book and is generally appropriate for very young children.
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