Bunny Roo, I Love You
by Melissa Marr, illus. by Teagan White
In Bunny Roo, I Love You, the narrator (a mother) talks to her child about how much she loves him, and compares him to different animals.
“When I tried to put you down, you kicked and squirmed, and I thought you might be a lost kangaroo. I tucked you in my pouch so you would feel safe.”
Along with a kangaroo, she compares her baby to a little bunny, a curious lizard, a lonely wolf, a thirsty kitten, and a tired piggy. At the very end, the mama says, “Then you smiled, and I knew…You are not a bunny-roo-lizard-wolf-kitten-piggy. You are my baby.”
Gorgeously illustrated in pastel-colored watercolors and gouache paint.