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Little Rabbit’s Christmas by Harry Horse

Published by Peachtree Publishers

Pages: 32

Ages: 2-6

Publishers Summary: It is Christmas Eve and Little Rabbit sees the perfect gift in a shop window: a lovely red sled. “All I really want is a sled. Then I would be happy,” he tells his parents before bed.

On Christmas morning the red sled is waiting for Little Rabbit, courtesy of the Christmas Rabbit. Little Rabbit cannot wait to try it out and show it off to his friends. Everyone begs him for a turn, and Little Rabbit goes off in a huff to sled alone. But when a fast hill and a frozen stream spell trouble for Little Rabbit, he quickly learns the value of friendship.

Young readers will relate to Little Rabbit’s latest predicament as he navigates a tricky situation and copes with complex feelings while learning an important lesson about sharing. Harry Horse’s colorful and buoyant illustrations vividly bring to life the indomitable hero in this gently reassuring story.

The Turkeybird Speaks: “All this little guy wants is a sled for Christmas. Can you blame him? There is snow everywhere in his home town! I would want a sled too! In fact, I may ask for one anyways, you just never know right? The only problem with this Little Rabbit is he won’t share. Well, I also can’t blame him on that either. I mean, what if it was your absolute favorite toy? I’ve seen what Littlebug does to some of her toys and it can get really gross. So, if it was my favorite ever I might have a hard time too.

“In the end though Little Rabbit figures out that it is always better to have friends around than to try and play all by yourself. I really agree with that because when I get the chance to have friends over it’s the best and I’ll let them drool all over any of my toys. Even the best ones. Because friends are the best! I love this book and you should read it soon!

Mom’s Two Cents: “Christmas is here! All Little Rabbit wants for Christmas is a nice red sled and guess what? Right there, Christmas morning is his beautiful red sled ready for a day full of snowy filled hills. Only thing…Little Rabbit doesn’t want to give up his prized Christmas present to anyone else and in the process ends up all alone. In the end Little Rabbit soon finds that being alone without friends isn’t where he wants to be and that the most important things in life aren’t things but friends.

“Truly an inspirational and fun book for the holiday season that teaches little ones the real meaning of the season. How many times have we all heard what it is that we want and not who it is that we want in our lives. In all honesty the beginning of the story waxes a little annoying with how Little Rabbit goes on and on, but what little kiddo in the same situation doesn’t grate on us a bit? Little Rabbit is a very true-to-life character, and most importantly one that little kiddos will entirely relate to. Many times I had the Turkeybird asking why exactly it was wrong for Little Rabbit to want to keep his toy to himself and it brought up a lot of good conversations.

Little Rabbit’s Christmas is a wonderful book that’s extremely perfect during this time of year. At a time when kiddos are constantly asking and not always thinking about giving/sharing this is the perfect way to approach a sometimes difficult conversation. This is an important and also enjoyable book that little ones will relate to easily and parents will enjoy reading. Definitely one to put on the to-read shelf this season!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 to 7. A perfect holiday tale about discovering what’s truly important in life, our friendships and not the things we accumulate.

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4 Responses to Book Review: Little Rabbit’s Christmas by Harry Horse

  1. Raquel says:

    That’s so funny because little Kane’s favorite toy was a sled. 🙂

    There should be more books about rabbits in the winter time. They are too much associated with springtime in my opinion.

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    So, I think I was your winner of that book. I just wanted to let you know –
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  3. Gina says:

    This one looks so cute….just look at that cover art! Sounds like a magical little read for the season and an important lesson learned for little ones. I remember when we lived up north I had a little red sled myself. I was LOTS of fun going down the hill….but oh so much trudging to get back up! Fantastic review guys!

  4. My youngest loves this one as well! Our review is going up next week :). He was mad at Little Rabbit at the start…”He needs to share!” so he was happy when Little Rabbit changed his ways!

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