Five Little Bunnies is a sturdy, fun, shaped board book that gently introduces the toddler and preschool crowd to counting up and down. In this subtraction by one type story (starting with five bunnies, then counting down to one), children get cute watercolor paintings of bunnies, a simple age-appropriate story, and a bonus read-along and music CD!
My two-year old loves listening to the story track on the CD so much that she normally wants me to play it over and over while she flips the pages of her book. She rarely gets to the music because she likes the read-along story so much! The page turning prompts aren't always as clear as they could be, but she manages to do pretty well just learning when to turn the page through repetition. Of course, that doesn't let me off the hook! I've read this book to my little ones many times since it arrived as well.
It's the time of year when everyone has bunnies on the brain, but you can rest assured that the fun, bunny-ness of this book doesn't include any colorful eggs or mentions of Easter (which we don't do in the bunny/eggs form...at all.)
So, do you want to know which fun children's songs come on the CD?
Here's a list:
"I Can Wiggle"
"She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain"
"If You're Happy and You Know It"
"Head, Shoulders, Knees, And Toes"
"Apples and Bananas"
"Can You Swing Your Arms?"
"Look at the Monkeys"
"Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me"
"The Green Grass Grew All Around"
"Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley Grow"
"Do Your Ears Hang Low?"
"Down in the Valley"
"Down by the Station"
"I Had a Cat"
"Traveling is a Dream"
"The Old Gray Mare"
"It's Silly Time"
Many of these bonus songs represent the `golden hits' of traditional children's music. If you don't already own these songs you and your children will have a lot of fun acting these songs out! The 32-minute CD also includes the lyrics in an included pdf file.