My Dead Bunny

original hardcover edition (2015)

Written by Sigi Cohen,
illustrated by James Foley.
Published by Walker Books Australia

Hardback: October 1st, 2015
ISBN: 9781922179593
Paperback: October 1st, 2018
ISBN: 9781760650353

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Paperback edition (2018)

My Dead Bunny

“My dead bunny’s name is Brad;
His odour is extremely bad.
He visits me when I’m in bed,
But Bradley wasn’t always dead …”

A hilarious rhyming tale about a zombie bunny who comes back to visit his owner.
NB: recommended for older readers.

Other books in the series

There's Something Weird About Lena - book cover



  • 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, shortlisted for Picture Book of the Year
  • 2017 Kids’ Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs), Honour Award in the Fiction for Older Readers category
  • 2017 Young Australian Best Book Awards (YABBAs), shortlisted in the Fiction for Older Readers category
  • 2017 Kids’ Reading Oz Choice Awards (KROCs), shortlisted in the Fiction for Older Readers category


“… creepy, disgusting and absolutely hilarious.” – My Best Friends Are Books

“If you or your little one are tired of reading about cute creatures rendered in pastel hues then this picture book is the very antithesis of such wholesome goodness … James Foley’s pictures are suitably creepy.” – Bookseller+Publisher

“Be careful as you’ll die laughing reading this one … clever, witty and hilarious by the shovel full.” Georgie Donahey, Creative Kids Tales

Book Trailer

How to draw Bunny Brad – video tutorial

Behind the Scenes – illustration timelapse

My Dead Bunny read-aloud on Story Box Library

You can watch and listen as I read My Dead Bunny on the Story Box Library website.

Here’s a teaser:



24 thoughts on “My Dead Bunny”

      1. Hey James, I am a student of Caroline Frank and we have read the book. It is funny but not as childish as I thought is was
        10/10 would read again.

    1. Hi Diana, glad you liked it. Maybe wait until the future grandkids are a little grown up before reading it to them – it’s not a bedtime story 😉

  1. Wow I’m a student at Bletchley park primary school and you came to our school your so funny and cool I love your book

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