It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

Title: It's Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler

Why I chose it: "It's Not Easy Being a Bunny" is great for toddlers because it has simple language, engaging story, colorful illustrations, and teaches valuable lessons.

Reading Comprehension Questions:
18 months to 3 years old:

  1. What do bunnies eat according to the book?
  2. How does the bunny feel about being a bear or a bird?
  3. What does the bunny realize about being a bunny in the end?

4-7 years old:

  1. Why do you think P.J. Funnybunny decides that being a bunny is the best after trying out different animal roles?
  2. How do you think P.J. Funnybunny's friends feel about his adventures pretending to be other animals?
  3. If you were P.J. Funnybunny, what other animals would you try to be, and why?

Craft idea: Bunny Ears Headband Craft


  • White or light pink construction paper
  • Pink construction paper
  • Headband
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Marker or crayon


  1. Use the white or light pink construction paper to draw and cut out two large bunny ear shapes.
  2. Use the pink construction paper to cut out two smaller inner ear shapes, slightly smaller than the white ears.
  3. Apply glue to the back of the pink inner ear shapes and stick them onto the center of each white ear shape.
  4. Apply glue along the bottom edge of each ear.
  5. Place the headband on a flat surface and position the ears where you'd like them to sit on the headband.
  6. Press the glued edges of the ears onto the headband firmly and hold them in place for a few seconds to ensure they stick securely.
  7. If desired, use a marker or crayon to draw lines or patterns on the ears to make them look more realistic or decorative.
  8. Allow the glue to dry completely before wearing the headband.
  9. Once the glue is dry, let your toddler wear their bunny ears headband and have fun pretending to be a bunny while reading "It's Not Easy Being a Bunny" or during playtime.

This simple craft is perfect for toddlers to enjoy and can add an extra element of fun to storytime or imaginative play! 

Snack idea: Bunny-shaped cheese slices and carrot sticks with dip.


  • Slices of cheese (preferably cheddar or any type your toddler enjoys)
  • Carrots
  • Hummus or ranch dressing for dipping


  1. Use a bunny-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes from the cheese slices. If you don't have a bunny-shaped cookie cutter, you can use a knife to carefully cut out bunny shapes freehand.
  2. Place the bunny-shaped cheese slices on a plate or tray.
  3. Wash and peel the carrots.
  4. Cut the carrots into sticks that are easy for toddlers to hold and eat. Aim for sticks that are about the length and width of your toddler's fingers.
  5. Pour some hummus or ranch dressing into a small bowl or container. Make sure the container is shallow and wide enough for easy dipping.
  6. Arrange the bunny-shaped cheese slices and carrot sticks on a plate, along with the bowl of dip.
  7. Place the snack in front of your toddler and encourage them to enjoy their bunny-themed snack while reading "It's Not Easy Being a Bunny" together.

Enjoy the snack time with your little one and the book!

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