For this week’s Marvelous Monday post I chose an oldie, but a goodie: It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler and illustrated by Roger Bollen. This was one of my absolute favorite books when I was a little girl. My dad and I used to read it together all the time. The story chronicles P.J. Funnybunny’s journey to figure out who he is and where he belongs. At the beginning of the story he decides he doesn’t want to be a bunny anymore so he goes off to live with bears, pigs, possums, and skunks until he realizes that the best place for him is right back where he started, with the bunnies. I think this is a great book to read with children, not only is it entertaining and includes captivating illustrations, but it also has a great message for the children to hear. That being yourself is the best thing and no matter how difficult it might be sometimes, it’s the most worthwhile. We live in a society where everyone wants to be someone else and I believe that this book is a great way to remind kids how awesome it is to be exactly who they are. Even though the book is over 30 years old, I still think it’s as applicable and engaging as it was when it was published. This book is a must have for beginning readers and elementary school classrooms!