Little Rabbit Lost – Harry Horse

        Little Rabbit Lost – Harry Horse, Peachtree, (9781682631072), c2002, 2019

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Picture Book

What did you like about the book?   It’s Little Rabbit’s birthday and he is excited to be a big rabbit.  He wakes up, opens his presents and heads off to the amusement park with a big red balloon tied to his paw.  Mama and Papa warn Little Rabbit to stay close, but he insists “I’m a big rabbit now.”  Little Rabbit wants to go on some big kid rides with his brothers and sisters, but he is still too little.  When he gets bored watching them on a roller coaster, Little Rabbit wanders off and is soon lost.  Luckily, Mama finds him thanks to the big red balloon.  The family reunites for a picnic and Little Rabbit’s birthday cake.  The illustrations, rendered in pen and ink and watercolor, are filled with fun details, like a carrot-shaped paddle boat, that readers will love exploring.  A lovely story about growing up.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a story to share with little ones who are eager to grow up.  Pair it with Pig Pig Grows Up by David McPhail and  Little Juniper Makes it BIG by Aidan Cassie.

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and pre-school and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  1/8/2021        

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