Item description for Pat the Bunny (Pat the Bunny) (Touch-and-Feel) by Dorothy Kunhardt...
Overview Gives children opportunities to touch a rabbit, smell flowers, look in a mirror, and participate in other activities enjoyed by Paul and Judy.
Publishers Description The original classic touch and feel book that has been entertaining babies for over 60 years.
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Studio: Golden Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.7" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2001
Publisher Golden Books
ISBN 0307120007 ISBN13 9780307120007 UPC 033500120008
Availability 279 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 08:31.
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More About Dorothy Kunhardt
Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt (1901-1979) was an American author of books for small children and is best known for "Pat the Bunny" (1940), one of the all-time best-selling children's books in the United States. Her first book, Junket Is Nice (which is also part of the The New York Review Children's Collection), was a success when it appeared in 1933 and was followed by "Now Open the Box," "Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather," "Brave Mr. Buckingham," and "Tiny Animal Stories." Kunhardt published nearly fifty books, including several nonfiction works for adults about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War (her father amassed a legendary collection of Civil War-era photographs and memorabilia). Several years after her death, Philip B. Kunhardt Jr. remembered his mother's boundless curiosity and appreciation for the way young people observe the world, writing in "The New York Times" that "for Dorothy Kunhardt a children's book was nothing more or less than a way to talk to children."
Dorothy Kunhardt was born in 1901 and died in 1979.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Pat the Bunny (Pat the Bunny) (Touch-and-Feel)?
So Intelligent! Mar 31, 2007
I ordered this book knowing it would be very simple, but I did not expect it to have so much subtle humor and intelligence. For example, the book within a book - what a trip! It goes, Now YOU read: JUDY'S BOOK. And there you have "JUDY'S BOOK" a very short funny story about Bunny attached right onto the page. (how big is bunny? soooooooo big).
I think it is notable that in 1940, Dorothy Kunhardt had the boy, Paul 'smell the flowers' and put his finger through mommy's ring rather than the girl, Judy. I also like how Judy does four things while Paul does two. I think it is more sophisticated to not divide the activities right down the middle, even though it's not the kind of thing anyone notices I'm sure Dorothy Kunhardt made this decision on purpose - to make it a bit lopsided.
The ending cracks me up because it is so abrupt and sounds just like a baby: That's all. Bye-bye.
And then it goes: Can you say Bye-bye? Paul and Judy are waving Bye-bye to YOU.
All in all, deserves to be classic not just because it was so innovative at the time but because it is so well-done in general.
p.s. yes it does seem surprisingly flimsy compared to most books today - but apparently it is true to the original, that's how it was made at the time. And though it LOOKS flimsy, I actually think it should hold up well.
Nostalgic book holds up for next generation! Mar 19, 2007
Now this is a book i LOVED as a child. I can remember, slipping my small finger through the ring cut out and gingerly rubbing "daddy's" sandpaper stubble. Some childhood memories pale when you try to re-live them with your own children- but not this one. My children giggled each time they touched Daddy's face (who in their case actually looks like their daddy with dark hair unlike my own), and my son especially loved playing peek-a-boo with the boy. This is a great gift and although it probably won't hold up in order to be passed down (my friends copy went through three kids and is now kept in a box in it's "pieces") it is definitely a keeper. You can start introducing this book as early as they are ready to listen to you read- it is very interactive so great for the 9 mos on stage) but don't leave them alone with it until they can restrain from gumming it-- not a board book or baby "proof".
Classic favorite Mar 8, 2007
I enjoyed this book as a child, and now enjoy sharing it with my own children.
My son loves this book! Mar 6, 2007
My 9-month-old adores this book; it's his favorite. Sometimes we read it to him, but he will flip through it on his own over and over again. Some of my favorite times are when we sit together reading on the couch. I read my book, and he reads Pat the Bunny.
Great book, great gift! Mar 2, 2007
I received this book as a gift when my son was born. We got it out when he was about 6 or 8 months old. It was his favorite book for a long time! There was nothing more precious than when he started to take the book to his nose and smell the flowers. Though the book started to fall apart toward the end, it lasted for as long as it needed to - he was starting to out grow it. I plan to give the book as a gift at future baby showers, for sure.