Piggy Bunny

by Rachel Vail and Jeremy Tankard

Liam wants to be the Easter Bunny when he grows up. “You’re a piglet,”... read more

Liam wants to be the Easter Bunny when he grows up. “You’re a piglet,” his big sister tells him. “Deal with it.” Liam deals with it by practicing to be the Easter Bunny: hopping, eating salad (ugh), delivering eggs. He faces ridicule. His parents practice positive reinforcement: “You are a terrific piglet … You are perfect … just exactly the way you are.” Liam still wants to be the Easter Bunny, and his grandma agrees. They all lack imagination, she tells Liam, encouraging him to put on his Easter Bunny suit: “Then they’ll see.” It turns out Liam doesn’t have an Easter Bunny suit, but Grandma and Grandpa know just what to do. Rachel Vail’s hilarious picture book, with pitch-perfect illustrations by Jeremy Tankard, is priceless and profound, a funny, moving affirmation of identity, understanding, and believing. (Ages 3–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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