A Cottontail Chronicle
About the Book
With adorable photographs and a story told in rhyme, A Cottontail Chronicle travels through a year in the life of the cottontail. Beginning on a warm spring day and the discovery of a nest of bunnies, author Tom Rawinski, a scientist and dreamer, offers insights into the rabbits’ simple experiences.
Endearing, entertaining, and educational, this picture book for children communicates the message that bunnies, too, are nurtured and love to play, explore, eat, wash, sleep, and share as they face the challenges of growing up.
Once upon a cottontail, lovely month of May.
Mother knew with babies few,
Hide them well today.
Nestled snug like bugs in rug, kits are nursed and grow.
Open eyes, big surprise.
A world they soon will know.
About the Author
Tom Rawinski is an award-winning ecologist who has spent his career on the front lines of conservation. His work has taken him to every nook and cranny of the eastern United States. A featured speaker at many venues, Rawinski’s expertise is flora, vegetation, and the White-tailed Deer. And now, the Eastern Cottontail, observed through the eyes of a scientist and a dreamer. He lives in Oakham, Massachusetts.