Reading with one- to three-year-olds can be an exciting experience. Bunnaby Bunny and El conejito Claudio are books that we've created for toddlers and their
parents to enjoy reading together.
Both Toddler Readers feature poems that tell the story of a lively bunny learning to dress himself. The stories are illustrated with colorful cut-outs of our bunny protagonist as he spins off his mis-placed clothes and correctly re-places his t-shirt, jeans, socks and shoes.
Our Reader books are for children and their parents
In addition to the fun read-aloud story poem, our Toddler Reader pages display full-color photographs of real families reading with their toddlers. These photos show family groups reading in places of all sorts (e.g., home, doctor office, park, on a bus). The photos model family reading for parents as they begin reading to their own young children.
The Toddler Readers' pages also include practical tips for adults as they read to their toddlers. These tips, or Parent Notes, discuss the value to children of early family reading. Taking
toddlers’ blossoming independence into account, the Parent Notes explain what to expect from 1- to 3-year-old children and how to engage them in the read-aloud experience.
Why Bunnaby Bunny and El conejito Claudio? (It looks like the same bunny…)
Since rhymes and silly, similar sounds are so much fun for toddlers and adults, both books are filled with silly, similar sounds. Spanish-language poet Ray Gonzalez wrote the El conejito Claudio poem with an eye to the Bunnaby Bunny poem and the shared art for each spread. However, for initial alliteration with "bunny" and "conejito", the two books necessarily are titled for bunnies with different names. Both poems tell the stories of their respective bunnies—however, both are original poems, not bilingual translations.
I'd like to give these books to all 0-3s and their parents as an introduction to Family Literacy activities this year.
Quantity discount pricing is available on our Baby and Toddler Readers. Non-profit entities ordering 20+ total board books qualify for these discounts. Prices are determined by totaling the number of books by format (board book, soft-cover). See our Order Form for the quantity-discount pricing tiers.
We're working on...
* Somali Family Reader -- A board book that will feature Somali children's rhymes and songs. Its Parent Notes will give age-appropriate tips and encouragements to read and share books with 0- to 3-year-olds.
Your questions or input are welcome: Somali Interest.
2021 Print Schedule
Custom Baby Readers
We're optimistic that crucial early literacy efforts will resume in 2021.
We do expect to return to our standard custom print-run
May 1, 2021
Soft-cover CUSTOM orders due.
Finished books deliver by 6/15/21.
Board-book CUSTOM orders due.
Finished books deliver by 9/15/21.
Nov 1, 2021
Soft-cover CUSTOM orders due.
Finished books deliver by 12/15/21.
My group is considering custom Baby Readers as a part of a new initiative...
While your organization is in the planning stages, we can work with you to create a mock-up custom cover. You'll have a draft custom version so colleagues have something tangible to consider during your presentation. Contact Cheryl for more information: 612-990-6011.
Preparing for an Early Learning committee meeting?
We can send you sample copies of our Baby and/or Toddler Readers. As you discuss your community's first outreach to new parents, colleagues may review the nursery rhymes, photos and Parent Notes.
Contact us for more information:
Third Week Books
PO Box 390771
Minneapolis MN 55439
Tel: 612 990 6011
Fax: 615 691 8896