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.
Christine Roussey is the author-illustrator of My Lazy Cat and the illustrator of Hello in There, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, All My Treasures, and In My Room. She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.