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My Funny Bunny

Christine Roussey | Translated by Jody Mosley

When a boy receives a gift box from his uncle on his sixth birthday, he’s sure he knows what’s inside - the perfect adorable dwarf rabbit of his dreams! The box does indeed contain a bunny... but it looks like a potato, with wiry whiskers and blobs of yucky fur - most definitely not perfect or adorable. The boy is a blur of sadness, fury, and disappointment, until the bunny finds ways to comfort him. Maybe this funny bunny isn’t so bad after all? This sweet story teaches children a valuable lesson about why it’s important to give pets (and people!) a chance... even if they seem quite imperfect at first.

Originally published by La Martinière Jeunesse in 2017 with the title Mon Lapin Patate. Translation available from March 12.

Learn more about the book here.

Christine Roussey is the illustrator of In My Heart, Hello in There!, In My Room, Brave As Can Be, All My Treasures, and My Lazy Cat.My Stinky Dog will release in June 2018, My Little Gifts in September 2018, and Under My Tree in April 2019. She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She has published several children’s books in Europe. She lives in Paris.