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The Bunny Who Wanted to Be Naked

Vern Kousky


List Price: 17.99*
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In this funny, charming, and oh-so-relatable picture book, meet a young bunny named Lawrence who is determined to decide what he wears--or doesn't wear.

Ever since he was a tiny bunny, Lawrence's mother has dressed him up in all the most fashionable clothes--the brightest colors and the most interesting styles. Lawrence wears homemade sweater suits. And inflatible helium balloon pants. The only problem? Lawrence hates wearing clothes and longs to hop naked through the fields--just like all the other bunnies.

So Lawrence comes up with an ingenious plan to turn the tables on his mother. Ultimately, the mother-son duo devise a way to put their considerable creative talents to use, in a way that makes both of them happy. In this picture book that's perfect for Easter and year round, kids will laugh out loud at (and understand!) Lawrence's quest for independence, just as parents will identify with how hard it is to let go of your one-and-only special bunny....

Praise For Lawrence: The Bunny Who Wanted to Be Naked

"Plays to a common desire for many little ones, who will root for Lawrence in his quest for freedom…. Be prepared for streaking toddlers.— Booklist

"Kousky’s watercolor illustrations provide gentle, natural backdrops in hilarious contrast with Lawrence’s and his mother’s gaudily patterned clothing; the clothes are not only creative but also genuinely laugh-out-loud funny..." — Bulletin

"Kousky takes an emotionally savvy look at a mother-child relationship that’s gone a little off the rails... The digitized watercolor and pencil fashion parade strikes just the right balance of inventiveness and awfulness; readers will simultaneously feel for the wearer while finding the broad array amusing." — Publishers Weekly

Schwartz & Wade, 9780525646655, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 21, 2020

About the Author

VERN KOUSKY is the author-illustrator of HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT, called "accessible and appealing" in a starred review from School Library Journal. He is also the creator of THE BLUE SONGBIRD and OTTO, THE OWL WHO LOVED POETRY. Visit him on the web at or on Instagram at @vernkousky.