Li'l Rabbit is too little to do anything useful - or so it seems. He can't even find a good gift for his sick Granna on Kwanzaa. But in the end, he learns that no matter how small, each person is significant, and is able to give Granna the most beautiful gift of all.
Two things about this book make it a great book for both those who celebrate Kwanzaa and those who don't. First, any small child can relate to occasionally feeling left out and "too little" to be any good. Second, the whole rest of the story is about Li'l Rabbit telling all the family friends who don't know anything about Kwanzaa about the holiday. The illustrations by Shane Evans were bright and colorful - quite different than his book "Underground," and quite delightful. Looking for a different holiday book this year? How about try reading "Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa." by Donna Washington
Books for Children Ages: 2 to 6 years old
Recommended for Family Reading: Yes
Related Discussion Topics: Kwanzaa, finding ways to help, the value of each person, caring for others.
- Think of someone you know who is sick or lonely during the holidays. Bake them some cookies, color a card, or pay them a visit to cheer them up.
- Make your own pink flower decorations. Fold a pink piece of tissue paper into quarters, and twist a green pipe cleaner around the folded center for the stem. Then string them up as decoration wherever you need a burst of color. Skills: Fine motor, creativity.
- Get together with your whole family and take turns telling stories. Then turn on your favorite music and dance! Skills: Imagination, verbal skills, social interaction, gross motor.
Children's Book Review Rating: 5 Stars - Beautiful Book