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this week's library book

I never walk into a library empty handed. Trust me, it usually ends badly. There's just too many books.. it's overwhelming. You've got to walk in with a list of books you want to find or at least a few authors you want to check out. (More on the lists I bring with me later this week). Last week Bee randomly pulled this book off the shelf, and it was charming and sweet and we are sad to return it.

Little Rabbit Lost, with illustrations by Harry Horse, tells the story of one little rabbit's birthday. Though he's just a little rabbit, now that he's one year older, he thinks "I'm not such a little rabbit any more!". (Parents of 3 and 4 year olds understand this perfectly.)

Side note: I love this idea of having a few presents at the foot of the bed when the birthday child wakes up. And a big red balloon would be pretty great too.

Mama Rabbit surprises the family with tickets to Rabbitland! (My children have studied this page over and over again deciding what rides they would like to go on first.. the carrot speedboats? the big ferris wheel? the rockets?) Mom tells Little Rabbit to stay close, but Little Rabbit wanders off and soon gets lost.

When Little Rabbit realizes he is lost, he suddenly feels "as small as he really was". Thanks to the big red balloon he's been carrying all day, his mother soon finds him.

A sweet book, with an appropriate message for my kids who always want to be older than they are. Oh little ones, you will grow up soon enough.. for now, just stay close to mom!

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Thought you might be interested in a hardcover version here. Love your blog!

03.29.2009 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

I just have to tell you ...I love your blog and posted on it last week- You are a
super talented mommy and I have used several of your party ideas already!

03.30.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

This is one of our favorites as well, especially since we had one who liked to think she was big enough to wander off alone!

03.30.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKari

We love Harry Horse books, too! I always have a list with me at the library. Have you ever used www.goodreads.com? It's fantastic for keeping track of all the books and authors you want to keep on your list. :)

03.30.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoelle

i love your book posts. thanks for the great book ideas.

my boys are a little young yet, but i am compiling lists and ideas to have on hand during our slightly hurried get-out-before-they-pull-the-shelves down library trips. i anticipate it getting easier as they get older.

03.30.2009 | Unregistered Commentermamie

oh, i'm excited to hear about your list method. i rarely go in with a list and it is often total chaos. how could i never have considered a library list?

03.30.2009 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

I second the motion to read all of Harry Horse's Little Rabbit books. They are absolutely adorable (and so true to the "Little Rabbits" in our own houses).

03.30.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I really enjoy your book posts! We just got the book Carrot Soup by John Segal. It's a cute little book and has a recipe for carrot soup at the end.

03.30.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I must add that Amazon does indeed have the hardcover!


03.30.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I'll check our library for this. Your recommendations (the ones we haven't already read) are always spot on!

03.30.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

I will get this for my friend's little son - thanks~

03.31.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTruly smitten

very sweet! ....smile....

03.31.2009 | Unregistered Commenterabby jenkins

Oh boy. My daughter's only two and already she's saying "I do it, mommy, I DO IT". I can't help her with ANYTHING until she becomes so messy or entangled or upside down that she quietly says "help mommy".

I always rolled my eyes when people said "they grow up so fast" It sounds so cliche. But holy cow...they grow up so fast!

03.31.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessica m

So true. There is just so much to choose from! What we do is go aisle by aisle. Each week we go in one aisle and try to get lots of books from there. If we don't finish, we go in week two again to the same aisle. Then we move to another aisle. This way I can keep a little bit of order and of course, there are exceptions, but it works well for us.

03.31.2009 | Unregistered CommenterEdith

Oh, I love that book, too. Both my son and daughter like it and I get extra hugs when I read it! You might be interested in this site (dolls and puppets based on children's books): www.merrymakersinc.com

04.2.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

Thanks for the recommendation for this book--I have a little guy that's been very independent for a long long time, and this story seemed to get through to him, which I appreciated!
Love the book recommendations :)

04.15.2009 | Unregistered Commenterginna

I really enjoy your book posts! We just got the book Carrot Soup by John Segal. It's a cute little book and has a recipe for carrot soup at the end.

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