“Hey, Rabbit” Easter Basket Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
March 25, 2010

I love reading books to my boys and holiday books are even more fun!  I received a copy of the adorable book entitled, Hey, Rabbit, written by Sergio Ruzzier.  It is an adorable book about a Rabbit with a suitcase.  All of his friends, including a dog, a toucan, a brown bear, a cat, a mouse, and a crab, keep asking Rabbit, “Is there anything for me in your suitcase?”  Rabbit finds something for each of his friends, but in the end, wonders if there is anything for him in the suitcase!

This is a fun and adorable book that kids will love for the Easter holiday (and throughout the year)!  I thought the watercolor illustrations were great as well!  You can find Hey, Rabbit at bookstores or online nationwide.  The hardcover book retails for $16.99.  Check out Sergio’s Blog and a fun Easter activity for the kids!

Move over Easter Bunny, there’s a spunky new rabbit in town, and he has a suitcase full of special surprises for each of his friends: Dog, Toucan, Bear, Cat, Mouse, and Crab!  Sergio Ruzzier, author of the Amandina, has once again worked his considerable magic to create Hey, Rabbit! – a playful tale that is sure to have kids shouting out the words and immersing themselves in the detailed and witty illustrations.  Booklist has this to say about this soon-to-be Easter classic, “Ruzzier’s animals are a very appealing group, sweet and expressive with adorable little bellies, and each wish leads to a colorful and lively scene.”  We think Kirkus’ starred review says it all:  “The colors are soft and clear; the line is vivacious and the little anthropomorphized animals are sweet. Their satisfied imaginations fill whole pages, and friendship emanates from every wriggle.”


I really enjoyed reading this book with my kids.  They liked the Rabbit and the other different animals that he shared with.  The illustrations were adorable and it was a fun book!  Thank you Sergio Ruzzier.  I’d love to see what you come up with next.


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a special Hey, Rabbit Easter Basket!  The Easter basket will include a copy of the book, a yummy (and large!) Lindt chocolate bunny, easter eggs, and an original signed ink and watercolor framed drawing of Rabbit!!!


Tell me what you would like Rabbit to give you out of his suitcase (something you wish for).


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I received a copy of “Hey, Rabbit” from Sergio Ruzzier to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

340 Responses to ““Hey, Rabbit” Easter Basket Giveaway”

  1. maureen says:

    Chocolate is always a good thing to receive. I am sure Mr Bunny has a lot of it. I am not asking for much.

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  6. I want a new laptop! Dell 11z laptop in purple to be exact.

  7. Lori Z. says:

    Do you think Mr. Rabbit has hardwood floors? No? Well then I think what I’d want most is for my kids to be happy.

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  9. Stephanie V. says:

    that Lindt chocolate bunny would do the trick!
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  10. Tari Lawson says:

    A wide angle lens for my camera.

  11. Terri L says:

    A nice relaxing book

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  14. Ann F says:

    I would be very happy if he brought me Reeses peanut butter eggs

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  16. Sherrie says:

    I would like him to give me a large replica of himself, but made out of lindt chocolate. Yummy!

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  22. Denise B. says:

    I don’t wish for anything for myself. My wish is for the homeless to never know hunger or live out in the elements again.

  23. Kristi C says:

    I wish for a new pair of sunglasses.

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  30. Terri Dell says:

    I want the Easter Bunny to give me a basket full of black Jelly beans. LOL I love them

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  32. Marcia says:

    More time with my granddaughters – they don’t live close enough to see them as much as I’d like.

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    I want a digital camera.

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  42. Sky says:

    I would love for Rabbit to give me a clean house! LOL

    Great giveaway!


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  44. Linda says:

    I love chocolate, a chocolate bunny would be a great treat!

  45. Brandon Ralston says:

    I would love a brand new car!

  46. Natalie V. says:

    If Rabbit has more chocolate, that’s what I’d like. But what I’m wishing for right now, is for the safe arrival of my first grandchild. Due April 12–but, I think he’ll be here by/for Easter.

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  48. Laurie Murley says:

    i would like to have happiness and love

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  56. Kelly says:

    A $500 Visa card would be nice. 🙂

    🙂 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! 🙂

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  58. julianna says:

    I would love a day to do nothing. I wish for more time. 🙂

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    I’d love the bunny to bring me some cool new clothes.

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    I would love to have a washing machine that does not sound like a helicopter taking off

  64. Vickie Couturier says:

    mmmm,I would like the rabbit to give me some snickers bars,they are my favorite


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  71. Kimberly L says:

    A scrumptious solid chocolate bunny

  72. Linda Lansford says:

    I wish for chocolate and more chocolate

  73. Darlene says:

    Does he have any happiness in there?

  74. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d like Rabbit to give me a vacation getaway. Do you think he’d have one in there?

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  81. DANIELLE WALDO says:

    I wish the Easter Bunny would pull out a vacation for me and the kids so we could get some good quality time and some excellent memories.

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  82. carol says:

    Dark Chocolate, and a box of See’s Candies Maple Filled Creams!

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  87. The Gosfam says:

    I would want him to pull out of his suitcase a ticket for an all expense paid trip to anywhere of my choosing with my hubby 🙂 Covers food and hotel costs too–is that asking too much!!

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  93. Is a house too big to come out of a suitcase? Probably…I guess I’ll stick with chocolate!

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  96. Julie says:

    A new car! 🙂

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  99. Shawna Stenton says:

    More free time!

  100. Sharon Shrout says:

    A maid!

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    A job for my husband,

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  105. Linda F says:

    I would like Rabiit to give my son a job for the summer

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  107. Marilyn Wons says:

    My wish from the rabbit would be lots of CHOCOLATE!!

  108. Sarah C says:

    i would wish for a kitchenaid stand mixer!

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  110. I would beg Rabbit to fix my stairwell!!!! Since my Husband wont!!

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  117. Sherry A. Gilland says:

    I’d wish for rabbit to mow my large yard every saturday and leave me his chocolates & jelly beans by my door to enjoy thanks
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  124. Kelly Deaton says:

    I’d like a big check out of Rabbit’s Suitcase! One big enough to cover the remainder of our mortgage! Thanks for the chance!
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  133. Jackie says:

    I’d love it if Rabbit could give me a little something out of his suitcase to help with my daughter’s college tuition for next semester. I’m already starting to worry about it…
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  137. Robin says:

    How about a new car

  138. Robin says:

    I love to try their REESE’S REESTER Peanut Butter Bunny

  139. shirley says:

    Today I would hope for a new freezer, mine just died, have to have a Big suitcase!

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  144. REBECCA says:

    I would wish for a new book

  145. Francine Anchondo says:

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  150. Donna C. says:

    I would like for Rabbit to pull out two airline tickets to Phoenix, AZ for me

  151. Shawna Stenton says:

    A nap!

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  153. Paula Michele says:

    An Ipod Touch!!!

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  157. Brandy Corona says:

    New scrapbooking supplies!

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  163. Ani says:

    If it could be anything, I’d love for him to pull out a lovely house!

  164. Angela Winesburg says:

    An xbox 360! 🙂

  165. chrissyb says:

    I’d like for rabbit to give a week at the beach!

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  178. Karen Propes says:

    I would love a chocolate bunny, I love chocolate!!!!!


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  184. Cathy says:

    Can the bunny give me an hour of quiet a day to read?

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  188. Stephanie Emery says:

    I would love for the rabbit to give me and my family a vacation!

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  190. Monique Rizzo says:

    Id like the Bunny to give me a trip to Disneyland!!
    Thanks for the chance.

  191. Marci says:

    I would like him to give me some yummy truffles!

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  195. Rebecca Terry says:

    I would love a soft little bunny.

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    That’s easy – a cure for Daddy’s colon cancer, hands down!

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  201. Melissa B. says:

    Rabbit can give me a new car!

  202. Stephanie G. says:

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  207. Lean says:

    The easter bunny can give me a wildcat. Then, the wildcat and I would take over Easter, and the wildcat would become “The Easter Wildcat” and give children chocolate wildcat eggs.

  208. Ed Nemmers says:

    Marshmallow Peeps!

  209. Holly G. says:

    I’d like a nice, big milk chocolate bunny.

  210. Jill L says:

    Just my family together enjoying the day.

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  214. oneangel says:

    A trip to see my best friend -for just one day..to celebrate Easter together -and to just hug him!

  215. corrie says:

    i just want some candy, im hungry

  216. Raina Lucille Smith says:

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    I’d want a suitcase full of money. SN: I never said how much that would be just greedy 😉

  217. Mary Sue Spears says:

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    If the rabbit gave me a suitcase could it have a new heart in it? I need a heart transplant & have since 2004. A new heart would be just the gift to be inside.

  218. Alison says:

    I’d like the Bunny to give my friends an extra few weeks of vacation time this summer to spend with their baby boy once he arrives. 😉

  219. Sonya says:

    I’d love a couch that wasn’t broken!

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  221. Jennifer gersch says:

    a decent car

  222. arla says:

    Chocolates & more chocolates!

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  226. okaat says:

    I would like a year of free cleaning service … my own maid pulled out of the suitcase!

  227. Nicole says:

    A two story library with a spiral staircase to attach to my living room.

  228. Amy Delong says:

    I would like a week in mexico for the family!


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  233. Carol G says:

    Enough money so that my daughter could finish college without taking out more loans!

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  235. Steph says:

    I would like for Rabbit to bring me sunny summer days. 🙂

  236. Heather McDonough says:

    I’d love for the Easter bunny to find me a lot of chocolate.

  237. Melanie says:

    An A in all of my college course this semester. :]

  238. Kat Emerick says:

    I wished that I could be with all my kids and grandkids 🙂

  239. Lori C. says:

    I’d like him to pull out a nice bouquet of spring flowers.

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  244. Audrey Larson says:

    I really hope & wish to win this! What a lovely Easter gift.

  245. Ron C says:

    I want a nice day for my son to hunt for Easter Eggs

  246. Maja Meza says:

    a plane ticket back home

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  250. Chrysa says:

    I would like plane tickets to a tropical location!

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  253. Angie says:

    I’d love a gift certificate for a manicure!

  254. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I wish he’d have a Chipotle gift card in his suitcase for me! I’d be one happy mommy!

  255. Wehaf says:

    I would love a new bike; the gear shift on mine broke.

  256. Brittany says:

    I’d want a self-cleaning kitchen!

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  262. trixx says:

    If only Rabbit had a fully expense paid trip to Hawaii in his suitcase!

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  266. Sand says:

    I would love the Rabbit to give me a Kindle.

  267. Lisa says:

    I wish Rabbit would give me a spa day or I’ll even take a good long nap! 😀

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  271. Gianna says:

    A chocolate mousse cake I could surprise my hubby with for our anniversary!

  272. Veronica Garrett says:

    I wish he would give me a certificate for a cruise.

  273. janet says:

    i would want enough money on a credit card 2 pay off all my bills:)

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  275. Lily Kwan says:

    I would like Rabbit to give me a laptop computer.

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