Top Ten Tuesday: Rabbits from Books

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Anyone who has followed this blog or my accounts on Twitter or Goodreads for a long time knows how much I love rabbits.

Today I will be sharing books about rabbits! Yes, I have read them all and recommend checking them out yourself if you’re interested. Do speak up if you know of other books about rabbits, especially if they’re fictional or humorous. I’m always in the market for new books on this topic.

Close-up of a tan rabbit sitting on a patch of green grass1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

2. Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) by Richard Adams

3. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco

4. Bunnicula (Bunnicula, #1) by Deborah Howe

5. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

6. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

7. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

8. Disapproving Rabbits by Sharon Stiteler

86 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Rabbits from Books

  1. Bunnicula was the first book I accidentally stole from a teacher (we moved and it got packed by accident before I could return it). And as much as I loved watching this VHS tape we had of Peter Rabbit, I have never read any of the books!

  2. What a great twist on today’s topic! And a wonderful list of books. There are only two of these I haven’t read, and several I love — particularly The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Velveteen Rabbit and The Runaway Bunny. Since many of these are children’s books, I’ll add in Rabbit from the Winnie the Pooh books.

  3. Bunnicula! I absolutely LOVED those books when I was a kid! The Celery Stalks at Midnight is still one of my all time favorite titles, and I think about The Howliday Inn more than I probably should, haha.

    Velveteen Rabbit is such a beautiful story, and I loved Beatrix Potter growing up (still adore her art and curmudgeon attitude, if I’m honest), but I never got into Watership Down. Maybe if I had read it before the Redwall Books, instead of after, I’d have enjoyed it more.

    • The Celery Stalks at Midnight is one of the best titles ever for sure.

      I’ve never read the Redwall Books. What did you like most about them?

  4. My son was terrified of the cover of Bunnicula! It was YEARS before he could laugh about it. He never read a word of it–it was the cover that put him off entirely. He did later read Watership Down and thought it was “weird, but worth it”

  5. I was 4 years old when the movie version of Watership Down was released. My mom, although well-read, hadn’t read the book and thought it a good idea to take me and my 7 year old sister to see the cartoon movie. Big mistake! It is still seared into my brain as the scariest (for a 4 year old it’s way more scary than sad) movie I have ever seen in my life. I have never been able to bring myself to read the book or see the movie again. It’s actually a wonder I’m not afraid of bunnies, although white rabbits freak me out.

  6. I love that your list is just rabbits, Lydia. You could have put Winnie the Pooh on there. My grandkids love Pat the Bunny. It is in such rough shape.

  7. I love this twist on the topic–and I also love rabbits! I had a couple bunnies growing up and I think about them so often, I definitely miss having them. I actually don’t think I’ve really read any of these other than The Velveteen Rabbit, but I have heard of most! If you like satire, Jasper Fforde has a book called The Constant Rabbit that’s basically a story about what happened after there was an ‘anthropomorphising’ event and rabbits are now human-size and can do things humans can! It’s weird, but fun.

    • Thank you!

      It’s so cool that you had pet bunnies growing up.

      I’m looking up The Constant Rabbit now. Satire is a ton of fun to read, so thanks for the recommendation.

  8. Aw I love that you decided to focus on fluffy bubby rabbits, Lydia. Although I have only read The Tale of Peter Rabbit off you list, so looks like I need to check more out! 😊

  9. I love the velveteen rabbit. I think we probably destroyed our copy (we were 6 rather destructive children) so I’m not sure how long its been since I read it.

  10. So many rabbit books! I loved the Bunnicula series growing up, and you can never go wrong with Beatrix Potter’s books! The Velveteen Rabbit was such a touching story as well; I’ve read it so many times. I’ll have to check out some of the others!

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