Interactive books that are not necessarily an interactive book are hard to find. But they are the ones that work the best for me. Call it my imagination but I can usually make an interactive book out of anything. Not always, but thankfully there are books like Hungry Bunny where you do not have to “make up” the action/play.
Claudia Rueda’s signature format is steady throughout most of her books by allowing you to interact with her main character, this time a Bunny, as they try to complete tasks. This time, getting some yummy apples from a too tall tree. The hero of our story asks you the reader to do certain tasks: hold their scarf, tilt the book to help the red wagon go down a hill that they were once climbing up and so on.
The “movement” of the book and the breaking of the fourth wall will have a “love it” or “eh” reaction for the reader. This tactic of making the reader think the character is talking to them and needs their help makes a “sit down quiet reading time” into something that will engage your more active child. Because of this, this would be a great lap sized board book. However, instead it is a smaller hardcover that is a nice size for the child to hold. The art work is simple, the basic details and splashes of color to accent what is needed. It is comfort food for your eyes without being too heavy.