Winner of the 2016 Missouri Building Block Award – Bunnies!!!

The children across Missouri have spoken, and the winner of the 2016 Missouri Building Block Award goes to “Bunnies!!!” written and illustrated by Kevan Atteberry.

"Bunnies!!!" book cover

Over 18,000 preschoolers and kindergartners participated, choosing “Bunnies!!!” as their favorite. It’s been a heated battle to the end. In fact, we believe this may have been one of the tightest races in Missouri Building Block Award history! At the final hour, “Bunnies!!!” snuck past “Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups” by Tadgh Bentley and “Rex Wrecks It!” by Ben Clanton.

Bunnies!!!” follows a lovable monster through the woods on his pursuit for — you guessed it — BUNNIES!!! A game of hide-and-seek hilariously ensues, magically crafted through bright illustrations and simple text. This book has quickly become a favorite read-aloud, beloved by both young and old.

Love this book? Check out Kevan Atteberry’s newest book, “Puddles!!!

"Puddles!!!" book cover

Check out the official page of the Missouri Building Block Award to see past winners, get activity sheets and more!

Want to read more Missouri Building Block Award books? The 2017 Missouri Building Block Award Nominees have just been announced. The Nominees are:

Still a Gorilla” by Kim Norman and illustrated by Chad Geran

Old MacDonald Had a Truck” written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban

Dragon Was Terrible” by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

10 Little Ninjas” by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Nate Wragg

There’s a Bear on My Chair” by Ross Collins

Marta! Big & Small” by Jen Arena and illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Wolfie the Bunny” by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Zacariah Ohora

Frog on a Log?” by Kes Gray and illustrated by Jim Field

There’s a Giraffe in My Soup” by Ross Burach

Lion Lessons” by Jon Agee