I’m joining in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book series. Visit her site to see the other books recommended.

Cowboy Bunnies — 
Written by Christine Loomis and Illustrated by Ora Eitan,
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, 1997

Suitable for: Ages 2 and up

Theme/Topics: Rhyme, Southwestern

Cowboy bunnies
Wake up early
Ride their ponies
Hurly burly

Brief Synopsis:  The cowboy bunnies do their chores around the ranch from sunup to until they have some fun before bedtime.

Link to resources: While trying to find resources for this book, I found everything from preschool with classes named “cowboy bunnies” to materials about the Easter bunny to cowboys.  Here’s a variety of activities for different age levels involving cowboys. This Utah Education Network has a page of materials on What Does a Cowboy Do? I found lots of coloring pages too for cowboys, cowgirls and bunnies.

Why I chose this book:  I love books with a ranch southwestern theme. This one is perfect. It’s fun for me to read and Enzo enjoys it too. The illustrations are unique. I even read the fine print — “The art was done in gouache on plywood panels.” 

Enzo held the book for me to take a picture.