Du Bose Heyward’s classic 1939 picture book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes—in which a mother bunny dreams of being an Easter Bunny–will be adapted into a series of animated holiday specials for TV and DVD. Animation Studio Rainmaker Entertainment bought the rights to the story, and Bernice Vanderlaan (Disney’s “Life With Derek” TV show) will write the adapation.
Learning Magazine called the book—which teaches how a female bunny really can defy prejudice and be the Easter Bunny (all while raising a family)—a “very modern feminist tale.” In a blog post on The New Yorker‘s book blog, Kelly Bare writes of the book’s “small but worshipful following”—the 71-year-old story has never been out of print. Are you among that group? Will your family watch The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes when it comes out on TV?