Little Rabbit’s Christmas

Posted December 10, 2011 by in ER & Pre-K


Book Cover

Plot & Storyline

Age Appropriate


Layout & Design

Wow Factor

Total Score

5/ 5

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Author: Harry Horse
Illustrator: Harry Horse
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers; Reprint edition
Release Date: October 1, 2010
Target Age: Ages 3+
Author Website: N/A

What I Loved:

A great book with a rambunctious rabbit children can identify with.



The Christmas Rabbit (a rabbit’s version of Santa Claus) leaves a red sled for Little Rabbit on Christmas morning, but will he share?

by RitaLorraine
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It’s Christmas time, and Little Rabbit has his little bunny eyes on a beautiful red sled that goes,“Whoosh!”

In Little Rabbit’s Christmas, by Harry Horse, The Christmas Rabbit (a rabbit’s version of Santa Claus) grants Little Rabbit’s wish and leaves a red sled for him on Christmas morning. Little Rabbit shows his precious red sled to all his friends and family and they love it. They want to ride it, too, but Little Rabbit can’t seem to make himself share.

“You’re too big,” he tells some of his friends. “You’re too small,” he tells others.

At last, selfish Little Rabbit takes his precious sled far away so no one will ask for a ride. But when he takes a breathless ride down a steep hill and the sled goes, “CRASH,” Little Rabbit is in big trouble. The sled is broken and there’s no one around to help him fix it. What will happen now? How will he get it home? Oh, if only Little Rabbit hadn’t been so mean to his friends!

The late Harry Horse had a wonderful knack of capturing the loves, joys and mishaps of very young children. In addition, his illustrations were (and still are) wonderfully sweet, colorful and full of the perfect amount of cotton-tailed goodness to round the story out.

For a wonderful and enduring tale about sharing and understanding, be sure to read Little Rabbit’s Christmas.

Best wishes and happy bunny-hopping–er, I mean, reading.

Rita Lorraine
Picture Book Depot

About the Author


I am a former special education teacher, and currently a full-time children's writer and book blogger. I am Lee and Low Publishers 2012 New Voices Award Winner. I am the author of Getting a Job in the Food Industry (Rosen Publishing, TBA), I penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I teach Conversational English online.


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