Nicola Killen’s latest children’s picture book The Little Rabbit (out just this February from Simon & Schuster) is the perfect text to help even the youngest of readers about the power of imagination.
Each semester I read Beatrice Alemagna’s On a Magical Do-Nothing Day with my children’s literature students to help them think about opening up children’s imaginations. The Little Rabbit is going to become another title in my book sharing bag! I also could not stop thinking of Kevin Henkes’s Waiting for some reason.
Little readers will love Killen’s story, one of a little girl named Ollie (dressed throughout the text in a bunny costume) and her toy bunny. When the rainy days are over, they head out for an unbelievable adventure! Ollie’s ingenuity – or imagination – if you are not sure if Ollie ever leaves the house – helps her save bunny from a series of episodes. Golden blossoms add a magical quality. The cut-outs are sporadic and a beautiful addition to the book’s pages, which end with a bedtime scene in anticipation of another great (bunny) tale!
This was a book that I just had to purchase for my little guy! I’m looking forward to reading it to him many times over the years!
The Little Rabbit earns five stars. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️