Hanniagan, Katherine. Emmaline and the Bunny. New York: Greenwillow, 2009
Emmaline wants a bunny more than anything, but bunnies are banned in the town of Neatasapin. Bunnies are not neat, just ask the mayor. Emmaline's quest for a bunny to hop and scoot-skedaddle with transforms the town into a friendlier place. (Just ask the animals).
What I thought: The book is delightful. I love Hannigan's word choices. The story reads like poetry. Her illustrations are great. I love the soft colors and the contrast between Emmaline and the other "neat" children. I believe Emmaline and the Bunny will be as popular and beloved as Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.