Released: March 26,
Rating: 4 Lemon
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Butters Comes Home tells the story of a young bunny yearning
for a forever home.
Butters, his mama, and his five brothers and sisters live on a farm in a wire cage alongside other cages full of chickens. At first Butters is happy and content snuggling with his family in the cold shed.
Shortly after being born, the farmer separates Butters and his siblings from Mama and puts them in a wire-bottomed cage that hurts Butters’ feet.
One by one, people adopt Butters’ siblings, leaving him all alone and sorrowful. Before long, Butters loses heart he'll ever find a loving human family because of his large size.
The customers who enter the shed all want little baby bunnies. Then, one warm day Butters' fortune seems about to change when a friendly lady picks him up and smiles at him.
Butters is an adorable Holland Lop Bunny who will hop his way right into your heart. The story, told through his point of view, shows the struggle animals experience before finding a stable home. It’s a wonderful book to foster compassion and animal awareness in children.
I appreciated how effortlessly Melanson incorporated proper care of rabbits into the narrative. She reveals that Butters enjoys eating healthy food like alfalfa hay and playing with toys composed of wood and sisal. This is an excellent lesson for youngsters (or a teacher) who'd like to adopt a bunny as a pet.
Montreuil‘s tender illustrations compliment the story perfectly and encapsulate the variety of emotions Butters experiences throughout the book.
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