I have a soft spot for the furry creatures who live in my backyard, especially the squirrels and bunnies. My affection for the rabbit world is long-standing. Something about those fuzzy tails and perky ears charms me. And I especially love pictures of anthropomorphized animals. Knowing this, when T came across the illustrations of Racey Helps, she knew I would lose my mind when I saw them.
I have them on my bulletin board at school and swap them out on a seasonal basis so that I can appreciate the variety in my collection. The illustrations are cute and sassy, with terrific attention to detail. The bunnies headed to school have carrots and slate boards in hand; there is a chestnut roaster at the edge of a snowy field where the bunnies play; the Mama bunny wears a cheery and slightly exasperated expression as she herds her babies to get a balloon; the teacher bunny is unfailingly patient. They are just my sort of thing and they make me ridiculously pleased when I see them.