My Dead Bunny

MDB_cover-1000px-shortlistWritten by Sigi Cohen,
illustrated by James Foley.
Published by Walker Books Australia
October 1st, 2015
ISBN: 9781922179593 (hardback)

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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 zombie rabbit tale!   NB: for older readers.


  • 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards,
    shortlisted for Picture Book of the Year
  • 2017 Young Australian Best Book Awards (YABBAs),
    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



For Teachers

Teacher Notes
Heaps of discussion points and activity ideas, put together by Walker Books and myself.
Download the Teacher Notes (pdf).

Behind-the-Scenes blog posts
My blog has heaps of posts about the making of My Dead Bunny – each post is tagged with ‘My Dead Bunny’.

Craft Activity – make your own zombie rabbit softie
Shannon at has put together this brilliant tutorial to create your own zombie rabbit softie.

Blackline Masters
Feel free to download these for use in your classroom.

– My Dead Bunny word search
Download word search (pdf)
Download solution (pdf)

My-Dead-Bunny-word-search-600px– Zombie vocab word search
Download word search (pdf)
Download solution (pdf)

My-Dead-Bunny-zombie-vocab-word-search-600px– Mindlessness colouring sheet #1 –
Download now (pdf)

MDB-mindlessness-colouring-1-600px– Mindlessness colouring sheet #2 –
Download now (pdf)


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