Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Five days of Seasonal and Holiday book giveaways - Day Three

A few years ago Harry Horse created a picture book about a little rabbit, and since then other stories have been added to the Little Rabbit collection. Little Rabbit is, without a doubt, one of my favorite rabbit picture book characters. Here is a review of Little Rabbit's Christmas story. If you would like to enter this giveaway, please email me.


Harry Horse
Picture Book
Ages 4 to 6 (Series)
Peachtree, 2007, 1-56145-419-2
   It is Christmas Eve, and Little Rabbit is out walking with Papa when he sees a beautiful red sled in a shop window. Little Red Rabbit is so taken with the red sled that he cannot get it out of his mind. He cannot even get in the mood to help his brothers and sisters decorate the Christmas tree. As he is being tucked into bed that night, Little Rabbit wonders if the Christmas Rabbit will be able make a sled fit into his stocking.
  The next morning, Little Rabbit joins his brothers and sisters, opening his presents and  hoping that the next one will be the red sled. He looks everywhere for that precious sled but it is nowhere to be found. Then, out of sheer disappointment Little Rabbit starts to cry. It would appear that the Christmas Rabbit has not brought him a sled after all.
   And then Little Rabbit’s parents tell him to look outside and there, in the snow, lies the red sled! Little Rabbit is thrilled. Indeed he is so thrilled that he is determined that no one will use the sled – except for him.
   In this delightful new addition to the Little Rabbit series, Harry Horse has his charming little character learn a very simple yet valuable lesson. Even the most wonderful present in the world is no fun to play with if you are all alone. Furthermore, the real joy of  Christmas is being able to share your gifts and blessings with your family and friends.
   With a simple story and thoroughly delightful and unique illustrations, Harry Horse has created a bunny world that readers of all ages can enjoy. 

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