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Mister Rabbit's Wish
     

Mister Rabbit's Wish

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by Colleen Monroe, Michael Glenn Monroe (Illustrator)
 

Mister Rabbit has taken the same long journey at the beginning of winter each year since he was just a small bunny. Though it is much harder for him to make the walk now, he wouldn’t miss visiting the Wishing Tree on this special evening. You see, one night each year the Wishing Tree has the power to grant wishes.
Along the way, the animals get ready to

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Mister Rabbit has taken the same long journey at the beginning of winter each year since he was just a small bunny. Though it is much harder for him to make the walk now, he wouldn’t miss visiting the Wishing Tree on this special evening. You see, one night each year the Wishing Tree has the power to grant wishes.
Along the way, the animals get ready to speak their wishes. Mr. Fox wants to ask for a bigger den. Mrs. Squirrel is going to wish for more acorns. Mr. Rabbit knows that he will ask for the same thing he wishes for every year. Will this be the year that his wish actually comes true?

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Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
After a fresh coat of sparkling snow covers the ground, Mister Rabbit sets out from his home to visit the Wishing Tree. He has been doing this since he was a small bunny, always requesting the same thing. On his way that evening, the rabbit meets many woodland animals: two squirrels, a cardinal, a fox, a mouse, a pheasant, a skunk, and a deer. When they hear that the old rabbit is going to the Wishing Tree, they want to go along, too. They are warned that the Wishing Tree will grant only wishes that are not self-centered. When the animals learn that Mr. Rabbit has wished for "Peace on Earth" the others comment on how he has "wasted his wish every year." Rabbit replies that he has received the gift of hope each year. The others feel badly about their own selfish gifts. The message here, that each of us must work and wish for peace, is heavy-handed. The illustrations do have a fresh feeling about them and Mr. Rabbit, with his glasses, scarf, cane, and lantern, is a friendly sort. The other animals are more realistically portrayed. Monroe uses light effectively in the illustrations. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587265259
Publisher:
Spry Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

Meet the Author

Colleen Monroe loves writing books for children, although it is a path that she never envisioned for herself, having spent many years in advertising. It wasn’t until she had children that she decided to write her first book. She shamelessly uses her three children for ideas and as impromptu editors and critics.
Michael Monroe uses his award-winning illustrations to bring every story he works on to life. He feels a great responsibility to make each book the best it can be for the children reading it. He enjoys painting the books but also loves traveling the country doing presentations at schools where he teaches children about being an artist and about following their dreams.
This is the fifth book that the husband and wife team have collaborated on. Others include The Christmas Humbugs, A is for Ark: Noah’s Journey, The Wonders of Nature Sketchbook, and the highly successful A Wish to be a Christmas Tree.

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Mister Rabbit's Wish 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Christmas story. As a teacher of 32 years, and former librarian that says a lot. I bought a copy for my school library and donated one to the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago