Peter Cottontail's Surprise
by Bonnie Worth
Picture and Paint by Bonnie Rowe
I think Peter Cottontail's Surprise is a great
book. My kids are always excited when I read it to them. They
never get tired of it. They seem to share not only Peter's excitement,
but also his disappointment.
In the story, Peter is sooo... excited.
He wants to greet Spring! All of the Cottontail Clan, however, are
too busy to go outside with him. Finally, Peter's father suggests that
he go outside by himself to see Spring. Peter can't wait. When
he gets outside and finally sees Spring, he is delighted. It is everything
he imagined. But, all the woodland animals he meets are too busy to
play with him.
so, Peter begins to play by himself. When he hears a beautiful sound
coming from the clearing near his home, he investigates. As soon as
he arrives, he is surprised
to find all the Cottontail Clan and his woodland friends waiting for him.
It is his birthday!
I believe this story is important because it helps
children understand that family and friends, even though they are sometimes
very busy, still love them and will be there for them.