Saturday, August 24, 2013

Little Rabbit Goes to School by Harry Horse ~ Back to School Peachtree Review & Giveaway

The indomitable Little Rabbit is back in a heartwarming story about starting school and discovering the challenges of independence.
Today is a special day. It is Little Rabbit's first day of school and he has decided to bring along his favorite wooden toy, Charlie Horse. "Now we are big," Little Rabbit tells his mother. The busy classroom is crowded with little rabbits and lots of activities. His new teacher, Mrs. Morag, seems very happy to see him and Charlie Horse—that is, until Charlie Horse disrupts story time, dances on top of the desk during music time, and jumps into the cake batter at snack time. At the end of the day, even Little Rabbit realizes that Charlie Horse may not be ready for school after all.
Harry Horse hits all the right notes in this gently humorous, reassuring story that depicts how one child copes with a big transition. Young readers will identify easily with the young character's conflicting desires for independence and reassurance.
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

About author & illustrator Harry Horse:

Harry Horse wrote and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Little Rabbit picture books and the novels The Last Polar Bears, The Last Castaways, The Last Cowboys, and The Last Gold Diggers. He was also a political cartoonist for several national newspapers in the United Kingdom. He died in 2007.
You can visit Harry Horse’s website here.

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My Thoughts

Little Rabbit  is so excited, his first day of school has finally arrived. Against the advice of his mother he is taking Charlie Horse to school with him. He claims Charlie Horse wants to go to school. On the way to and at school Charlie Horse would not behave in class.  In fact he caused so many distractions the teacher had to send him to time-out.  

Little Rabbit must make a big decision of whether Charlie Horse was going to attend school with him anymore.  Do you think Charlie Horse should stay home with Little Rabbit's mother rather than go to visit school and be a distraction from the children learning?

This is a  darling story! The illustrations depict the story so children can interpret the story even if they can not read.  Little ones will relate to antics of Little Rabbit's and Charlie Horse's characters.  This is a perfect relaxing read-to-me bedtime story, which should leave the child with sweet dreams of little rabbits.

There are lessons to be learned from this story like, mothers know best, be considerate of others, sharing is good when making new friends, always follow the rules and school is fun.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.


  1. Awww! So cute! My daughter is going to kindergarten this year. She would love this!


  2. This book would be perfect for my daughter as she is entering Head Start in about six months!


  3. This would be a great book for my nephew. Thank you for the chance to win. griperang at embarqmail dot com

  4. I think my grandson would love this, thank you for the chance to win it.



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