The April Rabbits - A Fun Sight to See, and Read!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors


The month of April brings out a flurry of rabbit activity at our rural home in Camas, Washington. We'll spot movement out of the corner of our eye and see one, or two, quickly hopping by. Occasionally, Mac will run to the window and sit in fascination as he watches one munch on the clover in the yard. 


This month, the children's book, The April Rabbits, also brings me fond memories. It was a favorite of my children, and I've since gifted a copy to each of them to enjoy reading with their children. While it's designed for young readers, it's one of those entertaining and humorous stories that kids of all ages, adults alike, will enjoy again and again. 


The story is about a little boy named Robert, and as he goes about his day, he keeps spotting rabbits. Each day in April, rabbits magically appear in the same number as the day's date. Is it just a cooincdence that the rabbit sightings begin on April Fool's Day? And as their numbers increase, the rabbits attire and behavior gets wilder and wackier.

"On the sixteenth day of April, Robert finds sixteen rabbits making double decker peanut butter sandwiches in the kitchen." 


At one point, Robert's mom decides to take him to the eye doctor because he's seeing so many rabbits. 

If you have young children in your family, I heartily recommend picking up a copy of David Cleveland's, The April Rabbits. I keep our family's old tattered copy readily available for visiting children at our Multi-Gen home. I may just read it again later today, for old times' sake. Plus, you're never too old to appreciate a charming story. 


Special thanks to Michael Jacobs for his wonderful post, "Rabbit Redux Of Sorts," and for making rabbits top of mind today, which you must admit, sounds better than rabbits on the back burner. ( EEK! Memories of Fatal Attraction) 

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Debb and Bernie - thank you for the mention and while I am not familiar with the book you mention I enjoy the multiple stories this book likely inspires. 

Apr 20, 2019 09:15 AM #1
Robin Wells
RAW Chimney Sweep and Inspections - Penetanguishene, ON
Giving Peace Of Mind One Chimney At A Time

Thanks for post - I have not read but will have to see if a copy is in bookstore nearby - they have many thousands of copies of used books so one may be there.

Apr 20, 2019 09:47 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a fun book, I have not heard of it before either.  I will definitely have to swing by Michael Jacobs blog and check out this post you speak of.

Apr 20, 2019 10:11 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have not read this buck, and I will see if I can find it to read.  The story plot is interesting.  Our previous cats were all great rabbit hunters...we hated that, but nature is nature!  A

Apr 20, 2019 10:59 AM #4
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hey Debb,
I've never read this book but you definitely have me curious.  Guess I'd better head over to Kindle and see if I can find it.  Happy Easter!

Apr 20, 2019 11:41 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Debb... a well-loved book in the home is like having a well-loved friend in the home.  The April Rabbits is not a book I'm familiar with but what is more irresistable than a cute bunny rabbit? I see them very rarely in our yard. 

Apr 20, 2019 01:57 PM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

If you don't have little ones around the house, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a new purchase...ha. Even though, it is delightful. However, not really a "must read" for an adult. 

Apr 20, 2019 02:02 PM #7
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I love to read tales about rabbits this time of year...

I hope you have a nice Easter tomorrow Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Apr 20, 2019 06:25 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Debb and Bernie- I too have not read the book but I will be getting it for the many children in my life!!! My favorite book as a wee one was Peter Rabbit. 

Apr 20, 2019 06:27 PM #9
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debb I think it is wonderful that you gifted the book to your kids Sounds like a great book for kids and maybe adults you like to reminisce.

Apr 20, 2019 06:36 PM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                                 Thank you, Debb and Bernie.

Apr 20, 2019 07:05 PM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debb & Bernie, I just wanted to stop in and wish you a Happy Easter, and I am so glad I did, loved this story and I had never heard of this book... I grew up where my parents had me read books at a very early age and I am so grateful for them instilling in me the Reading Bug.... now we have more books than I have life in me to read it all:)Endre

Apr 20, 2019 11:23 PM #12
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I've never read this book, but it sounds cute. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Apr 21, 2019 04:24 AM #13
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Debb/Bernie, Perfect time of the year to bring this book to the attention of all. Happy Easter!

Apr 21, 2019 05:17 AM #14
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Debb. I never heard the rabbit story but from your teaser and post it sounds lovely.

Apr 21, 2019 05:42 AM #15
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Easter Debb and Bernie,  Missed this book in my early years but sure the youngest grand child would still love it.  Hope you have a great meal today!


Apr 21, 2019 07:49 AM #16
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

On a sidenote: It’s always so funny that you associate rabbits with Easter and also the religious aspects and they like somehow combine without ever actually combining.

Apr 21, 2019 06:44 PM #17
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debb and Bernie - this is a story I did not know.  My mother used to read me Peter Rabbit.

Apr 23, 2019 05:44 AM #18
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