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!