Bunny Christmas *****
by Rick Walton- Author & Paige Miglio- Illustrator
I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite~ for the written word and food.
I’m also joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday as part of this Edible Review.
I ran across this book at the library standing in line for early-voting in November, as the line wound around upstairs through the children’s section. If I have to stand in line to vote, there’s no better place than the library for me :-)
Prominently on display, I picked it up to thumb through, and was enamored with the illustrations and sweet story. To share this book, I pulled out my Fitz & Floyd Christmas Bunnies, that still after twenty years, make me as cheery as reading this book did~
Young readers~ pre-school through kindergarten age~ will cotton to this story, as a happy bunny family prepares for a Merry Christmas with all the trimmings. Mom & Dad, brother & sister, along with aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents come together for a joyful celebration. All family members share in the holiday preparations that make for a delightful tail ;-) that young readers will enjoy (& 50-year-old ones too!)
My Fitz & Floyd bunnies accompany Paige Miglio’s beautifully detailed illustrations. Paired with Rick Walton’s rhyming text, the two paint a heartwarming holiday portrait of family togetherness.
Bunnies are busy decking the halls. . .decorating a tree with strings of popcorn & candy canes, hanging lights and wreaths. . .
Wreath design hardboard and cork placemats frame my leaf embossed bowls.
I filled my pedestal Santa & Bunny bowl with greenery~ cedar, magnolia, juniper, along with some apples, nandina berries, pinecones and a few camellias that were blooming. . .
The bunnies satisfy their sweet tooth with carrot cake. . .
Visiting with Santa. . .
. . .and helping roll out dough to make sugar cookies~
Like a sugar cookie or slice of carrot cake, this book is a sweet treat to share with a young reader this Christmas~
Hop over to your library or bookstore and jumpstart your holidays~ this tail is guaranteed to make your spirits bright :-)
Thank you for your visit & to my hostesses:
Your Fitz & Floyd Christmas bunnies are just beautiful… a great collection…
your carrot cake and sugar biscuits look delicious! A wonderful book and a beautiful tablescape….a joyous start to your December xx
How original! Your post is so creative and lovely. I must find the book for my grandchildren. You are a woman after my heart with all your fresh arrangements! They impress me and I always go for the REAL STUFF! You have given me some ideas.
yippee, i couldn’t wait to hop right on over when i saw this!
“cotton to this story”, omg you are so darn southern cute!
the illustrations, paired with your table is just darling… and you even have bunny bites… where do you come up with stuff week after week?! i swear the way that bunny is lounging looks like half my cats :)
carrot cake and cookies, you are livin LARGE! they all look so sweet, i love white on white~
CUTE CUTE CUTE, i am loving your food for thought bunnykin tales :)
We reap the benefits of you standing in line in the library! And glad you are a voter ;o) It looks like such a sweet story, and I just may have to request it. Love the Fitz & Floyd Christmas bunnies!
Sweetness everywhere… the book, the bunnies, the carrot cake and the cookies! Lovely table setting too :)
What a sweet book! I will place this on my amazon wish list. I have a large collection of children’s books waiting for my grandson and hopefully others that come along. I bought him his own copies of the classic of Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Reindeer this year.
Fitz & Floyd makes the nicest things and your Christmas bunny is so cute! I love his relaxed pose.
Your cake and cookies look so tempting! I wish I had one for a snack right now!
I was so busy reading about the book and looking at the wonderful illustrations that I had to go back and pay attention to the table! That book looks wonderful, and since one of my favorite things to do is read to children, I’m going to remember it.
And the table is wonderful with the perfert choice of the leaf bowls. I LOVE your centerpiece and will probably revisit and study it so that I can use my camelias as well as you did.
Oh so pretty! I’ve never seen so many bunnies for Christmas before-love it, F&F is just so much fun! Your JOY cookies are great, they caught my eye right away:@)
So cheerie and bright! A magical beginning for the month, thanks for sharing!
Bunnies everywhere! This post is adorable. Loved every bit of it!
What a beautiful setting to go with the theme of the book! I love your table and I am a bunny collector myself. With a new granddaughter and my love of bunnies, I think this might be a good book for me to get!
And here we all thought bunnies were just for Easter! I really love this, it is simply precious! Thank You for sharing and have a blessed night! (I’m a new follower) :)
WOW!!! First, what a great tie-in with that book! Perfect!!! I love all the figurines and how the cabbage bowls fit with the whole theme! (You’ve had those figurines for 20 years? They look to be in pristene condition!) And your floral piece is perfect! You did an incredible job with that!!! You are so lucky to still have camelia in bloom. All your sweet treats look like the work of a professional. I will admit to having NO patience with rolling/squeezing out and decorating cookies. You did a bang up job all ’round! Have a great week!!!
Mary, this is bunnylicious! Fitz and Floyd bunnies with those darling illustrations paired to perfection. You continue to astound me with your creativity. This is just the kind of book that makes little eyes sparkle with delight. Every detail certainly has my eyes sparkling!
Look forward to more of your creative offerings this weekend. I hope to have a little something to share on Saturday.
Hugs to you~ Sarah
This is completely cool! I love to see the work of people who think outside the box. I taught primary grades for many years and have a mini library of children’s illustrated books. I often use them in tablescapes and vignettes, but had not thought of using just one as inspiration of an entire table.
Now, I shall be thinking differently.
What a delightful children’s book! I can spend many happy hours perusing libraries and bookstores!! Your photography is fabulous…and I just love the way you have set the table with all of your special bunnies and Christmasy things!! Now….I have to go find myself some Carrot Cake! Or something!!
I love your Christmas bunnies — I need them to hop on over to my house to help me finish up decorating! You have the best treats though. Your very creative table is lovely with all the fresh greenery. Anybunny would love to be seated at this pretty table.
Love these Christmas Bunnies. I had never seen these. Love the book and how you discovered it as well. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Love the table. Hugs, Ginger
Mary, what a sweet (literally!), wonderful table! I love children’s books and this looks like a wonderful one. Your table fits it perfectly. I especially love your bowls. Oh, that carrot cake and those cookies look sooooo good!
Oh my, bunnies for Christmas? LOVE IT! It is ALL just WONDERFUL! Those cookies are amazing too! This was so exciting to see! Those bowls are to die for!
What a wonderful post! I love your Bunnies at Christmas and what a beautiful story and tablescape. Thank you for sharing.
My bunnies are absolutely delighted to be part of your amazing Christmas display! I don’t think I’ve ever seen the bunnies so beautifully and deliciously presented! Thank you! I love it!
author of Bunny Christmas
and six other bunny books
I love your bunny tablescape! Everything about your table is so precious. The centerpiece with the apples and pinecones is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing the ‘scape and book with us!
this has to be the most delightful christmas tablescape i have seen!!!!! i just love rabbits and have them setting around my house all year round. thank you so much for sharing this with us. merry christmas!
i am SO excited to see the master bunny creator found you, FUN FUN FUN, you know you made his hare stand up he was so hoppy!
Lovely book. I so love your centerpiece and the table.. it’s all very beautiful.
This was a fabulous table ! I love, love your bunnies. The book looks adorable but, the Fitz and Floyd is awesome! Love your centerpiece.
I love good illustrations in childrens books, so I will definitely check out Bunny Christmas! Thanks for the info. Your pictures are wonderful!!
Oh my that centerpiece is gorgeous! The bunnies are so cute, and those cookies look so yummy! I feel like I could reach inside the computer and grab one! :)
“Cotton” to this story….good one! This tablescape is perfection from start to finish. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay
I am soo glad I caught you on Food for Thought because somehow I missed you on Tablescape Thursday. What a delight. You must have spent forever on this post, it was a visual delight and really made me want to go find this book. The illustrations are just amazing.
I know this may sound strange, but when I scrolled to the sugar cookies, I thought I smelled them too. Really! That is how powerful your photos were. Have a lovely weekend.
Mary, I got a chuckle out of your lines “children will cotton to this story” & “delightful tail “…very subtle yet funny double entendre!
Such beautiful pieces you’ve used to illustrate the storyline. I love F&F!
I’m also in love with centerpiece & your dining room!!! Fabulous!
Then you top it off with cookies & CARROT CAKE!!! Your mind amazes me sometimes.
Thanks for all the smiles today. :-D
Just popping back to take another look at all these precious Christmas bunnies and the beautiful food. Hugs ~ Sarah
ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! I think I need to run out to add this to my collection! Should we stop this collecting thing over 50???????? I think NOT!!!! Your Fitz & Floyd Bunnies are so sweet. I don’t have those. But, I have THRRE BIG (F&F) Santa Cookie Jars out. Thank you for your sweet comments about my post of Jolly Old Santa Claus it is indeed a classic that brings fond memories for many!
The illustrations in your story were so sweet. And the colors divine. That bunny dressed as Santa…. Sigh…. Enjoy this fabulous season of wonder! Charlene
Thanks for visiting. You will love the story “Christmas Day Kitten”, but get your kleenex handy.
I love your book choice and your lovely table with your wonderful leaf bowls. I just love bunnies too and your photos are beautiful.
Love those bunnies! The one that is lying down almost looks real.
– The Tablescaper