Philippa Brown (text), and Krista Brennan (illustrator), The New Baby’s Bunny, Little Steps publishing, February 2020, 32 pp., RRP $16.95, (pbk), ISBN 9781925839029
Nanna wants to get the bunny she is making finished before Mum has her baby. She has made a bunny for each of her other grandchildren but this time she can’t decide what kind of buttons to choose for the bunny’s eyes. Soon it becomes a family affair as each of the children, along with Mum and Dad all pitch in to help.
First time author Philippa Brown focuses on one of life’s small quests while suggesting something larger about the simple joys of family life and working together as a group to solve a problem. Supported and developed by Krista Brennan’s beautiful, warm water colour illustrations this gently paced narrative is suitable for the very young.
Reviewed by Mem Capp