Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? Little rabbit is filled with questions about his mother. Why does she have big eyes, big ears, a big mouth. With each answer, she reassures little rabbit that when he gets big and moves away, all those big parts of her will be used to keep in touch with him. It is a gentle reminder to little rabbit that his mother will always be there in some way. The illustrations are done in Chinese brush painting and are beautiful. The illustrations stand alone as wonderful paintings. This is a Chinese book with English pronunciation written above the characters. There is a reference page at the back of the book and also a complete translation of the story into English.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about the book.
To whom would you recommend this book? Children ages 2-5. It is also certified appropriated for novice learners of Chinese by the ACTFL Proficiency guidelines.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries, elementary school libraries, Chinese immersion classes,
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher Washington, DC.
Date of review: July 30, 2017