Welcome to Saturday Story Spotlight, my feature where I discuss books my husband and I are reading with our son, Daniel. These are books that he, we, or all of us particularly enjoy.
Little Rabbit Lost by Harry Horse
Published by Peachtree Publishing
Little Rabbit, of selfish at Christmas fame, is having a birthday! He and his family are going to a theme park. Of course, flawed child that he is, he is convinced he is all grown up, and that he can – or should be able to – go on any ride he wants, because he is clearly Grown Up now. Frustrated at not getting his way, Little Rabbit wanders off to one attraction he actually can go on, and suddenly realizes he doesn’t know where any of his family is anymore.
In all honestly, this books is still a little too old for Daniel. It is a little more complex than most of the other books we read together. However, it does seem to keep his attention most of the time. There are so many things for him to look at on each page, things he can point to and ask me about. These are fairly complex pages, though, and in some moods that can be just too much. On every page, though, is Little Rabbit with his red balloon, something that Daniel could track from page to page to keep himself centered and concentrating on the book.
“Little Rabbit Lost” is a book I am going to keep reading to Daniel over and over. It might be a little over his head, but it keeps his attention, and it uses fabulously rich language. Little Rabbit’s balloon isn’t big, it is “enormous,” as his brothers and sisters ride the roller coaster, the “zoom,” and when Little Rabbit gets into the bouncy house he “clambered on and jumped and bounced.”
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