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Written by Louise Gikow
Illustrator Diane Dawson Hearn
Published 1987
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
ISBN 0590408372

The Tale of the Bunny Picnic is a storybook adaptation based on the television special of the same name. The text follows the script of the special faithfully, with very few deviations from the original dialogue of the special.

The back cover of the book included a short note from Jim Henson:

Dear Reader,

     The Tale of the Bunny Picnic is a story about Bean Bunny, his brother Lugsy, his sister Twitch, and an adventure they have at a very unusual bunny picnic. If you've been to a bunny picnic, you know how much fun they can be. If you've never been to one, I think you're in for a treat.

     Bunny Picnic is the first in a series of storybooks, each of which will introduce a new family of characters and be illustrated by someone whose work I greatly admire. I've always loved books and reading, and I remember with joy the favorite books of my childhood. I hope you enjoy The Tale of the Bunny Picnic and the other books in this series.