Things Happen

Little Bunny Series

Children - Preschool
32 Pages
Reviewed on 12/31/2019
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Reviewed by Kimberlee J Benart for Readers' Favorite

Things Happen is a story from the Little Bunny series of preschool storybooks by Dianne Miller. It teaches the concept of responsibility. When Little Bunny knocks his glass of milk onto the floor, knocks a lamp off a table, drops his mother’s phone between the cushions of a sofa, and forgets to put the milk away before they leave the house, he denies knowing what happened when his mother asks him. In each situation she engages him in cleaning up, fixing, finding, or replacing the item and then she explains what it means to be responsible when things happen. While at the grocery store, Little Bunny chooses some chocolate milk and happily promises to put it away when they get home, demonstrating his understanding of the concept. The book is fully illustrated, and a web site provides free “printables.”

In Things Happen, Dianne Miller gives preschoolers a simple but very important lesson in the foundational virtue of taking responsibility for one’s actions. Any child can empathize with Little Bunny when he tells his mother each time that he doesn’t know what happened. It can be daunting to admit the truth and perhaps face parental disappointment, displeasure, or even discipline. But Little Bunny’s mother, who surely knows the truth, gently explains the importance of cleaning up our messes, fixing what we break, and making things right when we make a mistake. “Lots of things go wrong,” she tells him. “Responsibility is how you handle it when it does.” Little Bunny’s mother also gives parents an important lesson in how she handles these situations and interacts with her young child.