Little White Rabbit (Board Book)

Little White Rabbit (Board Book)

by Kevin Henkes

Board Book

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Overview

The national bestseller about a curious rabbit is now available in a sturdy board book edition, just right for little hands, Easter baskets, and welcoming spring. Caldecott Medalist and New York Times‒bestselling author Kevin Henkes's glorious story stars a rambunctious and adventurous little white rabbit who discovers, in the end, that a mother's love is constant and true. Little white rabbit hops along, exploring and wondering. What would it be like to be as tall as a tree? Or as still as a rock? Or green, like the bright spring world around him? It's wonderful to wonder about many things and exciting to explore the world—but true happiness is knowing where you belong and who loves you best of all. Bright greens, yellows, pinks, and purples—the welcome colors of spring—dance across the pages of this pitch-perfect and critically acclaimed book for very young children. This board book by award-winning author Kevin Henkes is a wonderful choice for Easter baskets, as a gift for a new baby, for reading before bedtime, or for sharing anytime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062314093
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 615,935
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com


Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Little White Rabbit 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Sweetonbooks More than 1 year ago
In Little White Rabbit's world, everything is new and anything is possible. Besides being a brilliant work of art, this book is a wonderful celebration of the imagination. The lovely message this book conveys is that the possibilities are limitless! After hopping through high grass, Little White Rabbit looks around and wonders what it would be like to be the color green. When he sees a pack of butterflies float by, he wonders what it would be like to fly through the air. Henke answers each of these speculations with a gorgeous two page spread of Rabbit doing each of these things. I promise that you won't get through the book without wanting to stop and stare at these amazing paintings. When Rabbit sees a cat, he decides he is done wondering about things and heads home where he doesn't have to puzzle over who loves him. What a cozy, delicious story to share with your little one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My almost three year old and I love this book. Each page has a short gentle verse about a very curious white bunny, and a pretty illustration that moves. It is so sweet and is as interactive as you want it to be. There are a few pages without words that move, as well. It is just right for toddlers, preschoolers, and adults. A nice bedtime book. The story is about a small white bunny who is very curious about the world. The bunny wonders what it would be like to be different things found in nature, like a rock or tree. But, in the end, the bunny goes back home to his mommy bunny and brothers and sisters. My daughter especially loves how the pictures move when touched or after the words have been read. I love the "read to me" option, and the beautiful and adorable interactive pictures. It is a nice and gentle bed time story that my daughter can relate to, because she is also very curious just like the bunny.
Amanda Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
My 23 month old loves this Nook Book! It brings lots of joy before nap and bedtime.
jarmunoz More than 1 year ago
My 4 year-old son loved it. It was perfect timing too being offered around Easter. The animations were nice, but did not distract from the story.
baba2 More than 1 year ago
My grandsons, two and four, enjoy interacting with the text, even though the animation is fairly limited. The story-line appeals more to toddlers than to preschoolers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love this book and my children do too. Thought provoking pictures ensure rich conversation of "what if's"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I read this last night and she loved it, The active pages were particularly fun!! I would recommend this book, very cute
Jessie_Bear on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young rabbit explores his surroundings, wondering at the world around him. The text is uncomplicated with a strong use of repetition to further the story. This endearing tale¿s text works harmoniously with the illustration to realize the little white rabbit¿s musings, and each ¿he wondered what it would be like¿ lead is followed with a full page spread visualizing his imagination. The larger format of this book adds to the impact of these large, vibrant illustrations and Henkes makes brilliant use of this space. For example, when the rabbit is imagining being green, the reader is treated with a panoramic wonder with no negative space leftover. Henkes delivers the feeling of springtime with a green, yellow, and pink palette. Bold, strong lines surround soft color, and the lines of the rabbit suggest lively movement. These illustrations are achieved through pencil and acrylic paint in the simplistic style that Henkes has so artfully mastered. This book is very strongly recommended for children ages two through five.
jmvarnad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As he hops along exploring the world, a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be something else, but his wondering is abruptly halted by a cat that causes him to hurry home to his mother. I love the artwork in this Kevin Henkes. He makes the rabbit so smooth that You fell as if you can feel its fur.
taramankin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little white rabbit goes on an adventure on his way home. He wonders what it would be like to be green, tall, not able to move, and flutter and imagines himself being all of these things. This book features vibrant spring colors
AbundanceofBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little white rabbit hops through the fields, exploring the world around him. He wonders what it would be like to be green like the grass, tall as a tree, or still as a rock. He even wonders what it would be like to fly like the butterflies above him. When he hops past a cat he's "too frightened to wonder anything". He hops back home as quickly as he can. Once home he receives a kiss from his parent and snuggles up with his siblings.Soon little white rabbit was home.He still wondered about many things, but he didn't wonder who loved him.I once worked with a wonderful librarian who called Kevin Henkes her book husband - she loved everything he did. He's creates fantastic characters, tells wonderful stories, and his illustrations were always expressive with fun details sprinkled throughout. Little White Rabbit is yet another example of why he's such a wonderful children's author and illustrator. Henkes has said that he's been interested in creating books for younger children with "very direct, succinct stories." and he's done just that. This is a sweet little book with softly colored illustrations. Younger children will enjoy little white rabbit's explorations and the full page illustrations of his wanderings and wonderings will definitely engage younger ones. My kindergarten students were quite enthusiastic in their discussions over what it would be like if they were green or could fly like butterflies. I especially like Little White Rabbit because it's very easy to get children to talk about the story itself as well as apply their own thoughts and imagination to it (useful for both teachers and parents).Verdict:Little White Rabbit is a quiet and sweet book that will capture children's interest. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed but simple at the same time, and use delicious pastel colors. (Seriously, this book made me want a cupcake so badly). This one could easily find a place in your home library. On a side note - Little White Rabbit would be a good baby shower gift. (The color scheme is perfect and any mother-to-be will easily be able to imagine herself sharing this book with her child.)
paulkid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book in which a rabbit imagines himself to be endowed with various attributes - green, tall, petrified, etc. The somewhat cheesy ending points how what he doesn't wonder about: whether he loved or not (I'll let you guess the answer). The illustrations are straightforward and visually appealing. The story too is straightforward, first the rabbit imagines it, then you have a picture showing it happening. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. This book would be good for kids under three years old. It's cute, but not exactly memorable.
asomers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just love this book! This is a terrific read aloud. It could be a great mentor text for younger students' writing. The art work is simply beautiful.
dulcenash on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young rabbit explores his surroundings, wondering at the world around him.Younger children will enjoy little white rabbit's explorations and the full page illustrations.
etwinney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little White Rabbit travels through her world wondering what it would feel like to be all sorts of things. A perfect read aloud for young children.
kbarnes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Henkes' new picture book "Little White Rabbit" is a winner! I was expecting it through the Early Reviewer's Group but never received it so got it at the library where I quickly decided to use it in one of my toddler storytimes. The illustrations are clear, colorful and beautiful. Children just sit and look at them with mouths agape. The story is about a rabbit who wonders what it would be like to be green, or be loud, or be tall, etc. This provides such a wonderful jumping off platform for discussing these subjects with small children. They 'hop' right in and begin to argue about the rabbit's decisions and what THEY would do under similar circumstances. We had a truly special time at the library thanks to this book. Keep up the GREAT work, Kevin - you are my hero!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet book; I love it! The pictures, mini-games & sound effects are adorably scrummy! Thrilled it was $2.99 in lieu of $12.62! :)
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