Teazles' baby bunny, The
Publication date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 90566449 8
Featured in the guardian online's Top 10 books about adoption - chosen by adopted children
This colourful picture book for young children, aged two to four years old, tells the story of the Teazle rabbits and their adoption of a baby bunny. Mr and Mrs Teazle live happily in Foxaway Hollow – the one thing missing from their lives is a baby bunny of their own. They turn to Mr McBadger for help and are delighted when he tells them there is a little bunny looking for parents just like them. Together they prepare their home and welcome, with excitement and delight, the baby bunny into their family.
The simple tale and clear pictures provide a gentle introduction to broaching the subject of adoption and pave the way for future discussions between parents, carers, social workers and children. It will help any adopted child to recognise how special they are and how much they are wanted. It will also make other children aware that there are different ways to build a family. In fact, any child who likes being read to will enjoy this book.
The text has been written in rhyme to make it easy for children to remember and repeat. They will quickly learn the sequence of events so that they can anticipate what will happen next and comment or ask questions in a natural and unforced way. The book is accompanied by a set of guidelines for adults using the story, not only with children who have been adopted but with any child, as an introduction to adoption.
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5 out of 5 stars – June 2014
This is a wonderful book. It really helped us start the process of telling our 3 year old daughter that she is adopted, in a way that she could comprehend. The little booklet at the back was great too, explaining what a child's level of understanding is at certain ages. The great thing about the story is that it's so simple and charming it's easy to embellish it with your journey, making it personal and relevant to your family. I highly recommend it to anyone who has an adopted child, and I imagine it would be very helpful to those wanting to explain the concept of adoption to their birth children.
4 out of 5 stars- Mar 2014
This is a lovely little book for adopted or looked after children. The only downside for me is that it is based on a "nuclear family". Great for two parent families but lets single parent families down sadly.
5 out of 5 stars - 14 Feb 2014
I bought this book when we adopted a baby boy and we have been reading it to him regularly. He loves the book so much that we have had to buy another copy as the first one is so well worn now.
The story would suite a baby or young child being adopted by a mom and dad. Amazingly sweet story which covers all the main parts of adoption in a simple easy to understand way.
Love this book!
5 out of 5 stars - 15 Nov 2013
I bought this book to read to children at work (at a pre-school). It deals very sensitively with the idea of adoption. It is suitable for young children up to 5 or 6, but particularly useful in the 2 to 4 age range. The illustrations are lovely and the first time I read it to the children, I ended up reading it four times.
Highly recommended as an introduction to different families or as a lovely story in itself.
5 out of 5 stars - 10 Nov 2013
This is easy to use and very useful for all the family to use and for children to understand, instructions in the back to help guide you through the book is so helpful.
5 out of 5 stars - 24 Sep 2013
I bought this for a close friend who has waited a very long time and is now days away from becoming a mummy. I thought the story was very suitable for very young children and I hoped she would like it - and she does. In fact she said when she read it she had a tear in her eye and she can't wait to share it with her new son.