by Margaret Welwood
The story here is told in verse
to help your child with reading.
Your child will find the words that rhyme
and follow as you're leading.
This picture book for children between the ages of three and eight tells the story of a little rabbit who takes matters into his own hands when he finds the library closed for inventory. Little Bunny’s Own Storybook is a celebration of libraries, literacy, family, and the initiative and creativity of children (both human and rabbit).
This book is a treasure! It will inspire children and parents alike to get their creative juices flowing.
- Shelly Sangrey, homeschool mom of 11 kids
"Little Bunny's Own Storybook" by Margaret Welwood is a delightful story about appreciating books and writing for young children. In an age of constant video games, media entertainment, and iPhones, Margaret has created a character whose greatest joy is his daily library visit and the discoveries he makes while reading. From crickets to firefighters to pirates, Little Bunny devours the adventures in his library books. When the library is unexpectedly closed, Little Bunny must find an alternative. What does a library-loving bunny do without books to read? Well, he writes his own storybook, of course! With adorable illustrations that capture the imagination, readers will want to hop on over to their nearest library. "Little Bunny's Own Storybook" is a refreshing reminder of the value of reading and should be a true gem among young children, homeschoolers, teachers, and parents.
- Pam Lagomarsino, homeschool parent of 20 years, freelance editor, and part-time library manager
From the author...
Great Aunt Lily taught me to read, my mother parked me in the book section of The Bay while she did her shopping, and my grade 12 English teacher encouraged me to write.
So here we are *several* years later . . . .
I have written over 100 traditionally published magazine and newspaper articles. I also edited a diabetes education guide that won first place in the reference category of the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards (2010).
And I taught English as a Second Language for years with stories as a mainstay.
Now a new door has opened into Storyland . . . the world I’m exploring with my grandchildren. My first picture book for children, "Scissortown," is the only one I know of that offers a choice of inside back cover. "Marie and Mr. Bee" offers a choice of last page.
"Little Bunny's Own Storybook" is a celebration of libraries, literacy, family, and the initiative and creativity of children (both human and rabbit).
I also like to encourage young readers and writers--my site features stories and art by children 7-12 years old. You may wish to check out some of their interesting and colorful creations.
A weekly storytime with young children as well as time spent with my grandchildren have made for some interesting discoveries about children's literature. I blog about these discoveries and review my top picks on Goodreads and other sites.
Locally, I help adults improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills one-on-one. I also offer editing and proofreading services.