Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes follows a common theme found in early literacy. Little White Rabbit wonders what it would be like to be different. What if he could be tall like the trees or flutter like a butterfly? What if he were green or stone-like? Little White Rabbit enjoys his adventure and his imaginings until he is scared by a cat. Then he runs home, safe to his mother's arms.
I love books that encourage independent preschoolers to be independent yet relay the message that they can always come home to safety.
The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. They will definitely get you in the mood for Spring. The fluttering butterflies bring a smile to my face and remind me that winter has passed!!!!!
I think this may be one of the best new books of 2011 so far.
As he painted, the Little White Rabbit appeared.
Brimful Curiousities recently did a review/craft on this book too. Check out her folded paper bunny-- great for kids a little older than mine!
And look at these darling handprint and footprint bunnies at Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi. We'll definitely be making these!