Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree
By David Martin; illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
Candlewick Press, $15.99
Best for: Age 2+
What it's about: Little Bunny is, as you might guess, the smallest in a family of bunnies and not happy about it at all. Taunted by his siblings, he hides under the Christmas tree until he falls asleep. He awakens to find that the ornaments on the tree have come to life, and they need his help. However, in order to complete the task, Little Bunny must become even smaller. He soon embarks on an adventure that helps him discover that being small might not be so bad after all.
Why read it: Everyone has a Little Bunny in their family, and he or she will instantly relate to our fuzzy hero. Even as adults, we can remember a time when we felt too small. This seasonal tale is cute and teaches a valuable lesson: being small is OK. Colorful illustrations do a wonderful job of bringing to life a little Christmas magic. A wonderful family read, this will have everyone grinning ear to ear.
-- Keri Houchin, Special to the Star-Telegram