2015 Missouri Building Blocks: Buddy and the Bunnies in Don’t Play With Your Food

Book cover for Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don’t Play With Your FoodOne of this year’s Missouri Building Block nominees is “Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don’t Play With Your Food” by Bob Shea. This is a fun story about a monster named Buddy who really wants to eat the bunnies living nearby.  However, the bunnies have other ideas. They would rather bake cupcakes, go swimming and visit the carnival. What’s a monster like Buddy to do when his “snack” is so much fun to be with?

Here are some ways you can keep the fun going:

Write or act out your own story.

  • What would you do if a monster was trying to eat you?
  • How would you make friends with a monster?
  • What are some fun activities you and your friends have done over the summer?

Create your own monster or bunny – either on paper or as a costume.

Do the Bunny Pokey (sung to “Hokey Pokey” using your hands on your head as ears).

You put your bunny ears in.
You put your bunny ears out.
You put your bunny ears in.
And you shake them all about.
You do the Bunny Pokey.
And hop yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.

Keep going with your bunny nose, tail and paws!

Remember to help your child vote for his or her favorite Missouri Building Block Picture Book after you have read five or more titles.