Little Matilda and the Lost Bunny
Little Matilda loses her treasured bunny and has a meltdown. When she calms down, she finds her bunny and apologises for her behaviour.
Little Matilda has one toy that she loves more than anything — her bunny. She takes it everywhere, even on a nature walk with her friend, Jack. When they get home, Little Matilda realises her treasured bunny is missing. She cries, squeals and thumps her small paws. Will Little Matilda ever find her bunny? Will she learn to manage her anger and frustration?
Notable points about the book:
- Children will relate to the distress of losing a comfort toy, and the need to manage their emotions when they are upset
- Demonstrates that it is important to take responsibility for our actions when we have done the wrong thing
- Provides a platform to talk about anger and tantrums, and how to feel supported and manage in these situations
- Little Matilda is a relatable childlike kitten with universal appeal; Jack the galah provides a positive role model for children
- The rhyming text encourages acquisition of language, and love of books and reading
- Includes distinctive animals to encourage learning about precious wildlife
Caz Goodwin is a Melbourne-based author who has also lived in Brisbane, Auckland and Singapore. Her books and stories for children have been published internationally. She heads the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Victoria and is on the Young Australian Best Book Awards (YABBA) council.
Caz’s first book, Curse of the Viking Sword, won Singapore’s First Time Writers Award. Her second book, Dragon’s Egg, won a Singapore Arts Council’s Beyond Words Award for picture books. Caz also wrote the popular ‘Daisy’ picture books, Lazy Daisy and Daisy Runs Wild, featuring Daisy the lazy koala.
Shaney Hyde is an early childhood educator and illustrator living on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Since emerging into book illustration, Shaney feels lucky to share her process with the children that she teaches each day. Her illustrations are crafted in watercolour and express a childlike style as she depicts Australia's unique creatures and wild places. Her whimsical illustrations are also published on greeting cards.