Monday, July 14, 2008

The Rabbit and The Snowman

The Rabbit and The Snowman The Rabbit and The Snowman by Sally O. Lee

rating: 4 of 5 stars

This recently released book is book #20 for author and illustrator Sally O. Lee,. The beautifully vivid watercolor illustrations make this book a real treat to read. Both my 4-year old and 7-year old enjoyed this book as a read-aloud, and we had a good discussion about the themes in the book afterward.

The Rabbit and The Snowman is a cute story about the ebb and flow of friendships. It highlights that true friendships will last, regardless of circumstances. I think it is a good message, especially during the summer time when they don't see their school friends very much! I even liked how the snowman and the rabbit question if they did something that made their friends leave. As an adult, I still worry about that!

The story begins as the snowman is built by children during the winter time. The children leave and the snowman feels lonely until he becomes friends with the rabbit. In the springtime when the snowman melts, the rabbit feels lonely and wonders if he did something that made the snowman go away. When the winter comes again, the snowman and the rabbit reunite, picking up their friendship where they left off.

Thank you Sally O. Lee for sending me a copy of your stunning book!

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