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From the PublisherWhen a wee bunny misplaces her beloved blanket, the entire family bands together for a search-and rescue mission. Little Flora can't sleep a wink without her special blanket. With offers of replacements from her siblings summarily refused by the disconsolate bunny, everyone embarks upo a house-and-yard-wide search. As the regular spots fail to turn up the elusive bedding, they begin to look about in nonsensical locations, such as inside the refrigerator and in the greenhouse. Alas, the rabbit clan wanders over house, hill, and dale in vain. When the fruitless search is ultimately called off, Flora's blanket is discovered in the likeliest (but overlooked) place---tucked into mommy and daddy's bed. Gliori's simple but comical tales has just the right blend of reality and silliness to tickle any funny bones. Preschooler can empathize with Flora's predicament while giggling over the bunny's family's increasingly outlandish search. Full-page, full-color bleed watercolor illustrations depict an irresistibly cute clan of cuddly rabbits (including one who can't keep his nose out of a book). Little ones will enjoy the notion that the rabbits' house remarkably like their own, only with special bunny touches---a carrot-filled centerpiece, a rabbit-shaped sand box, a carrot handle on the fridge door, and more. Perfect for any tot who has misplaced a favored comfort object and the scores of beleaguered parents who have been sent out on countless wild-goose chases.
---Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2001
A charming book about an endearing rabbit family. Flora has lost her security blanket and can't sleep without it. Her five siblings offer up theirs, but she has to have her own. The family searches from the living room to the kitchen to the bathroom, and they inspect the sandbox and the cellar, but to no avail. Nearly asleep, Flora is finally allowed to snuggle in bed with her parents, and Dad finds the missing item under his pillow. The delicate, detailed watercolor illustrations portray a comfortable homeliness while Flora and her family wear expressions of concern, frustration, exhaustion, and relief. Like Flora's beloved blanket, the endpapers have a carrot-and-lady bug print on a white background. Excellent for bedtimes and as a read-aloud during toddler storytimes.
--School Library Journal, July 2001