Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa

32p. 978-0-06072-816-8.
RedReviewStarK-Gr 1 Feeling too small to be of any use, Li'l Rabbit leaves the house to find something special for his sick grandmother during Karamu, a Kwanzaa feast. Each animal he encounters (Momma Oriole, Groundhog, frogs, etc.) has been on the receiving end of Granna Rabbit's generosity in the past and wants to help in some way. Without realizing it, Li'l Rabbit brings together a whole community for the "the best Karamu ever." The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are listed at the end of the book, providing the only direct details about the holiday. The yellow undertones (like the interior of the Rabbit family's earthy, mustard-colored home) add warmth to the cartoon artwork. Sweetly capturing the spirit of the season, the story comes in handy as a lovely supplement to resources that provide straightforward facts about Kwanzaa.-"Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library" Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
Granna Rabbit is too sick to prepare the Karamu banquet for Kwanzaa. Li'l Rabbit gets a gentle lesson in the holiday's meaning as he searches for something to help his grandmother feel better. The plot is slight but enough to pull young listeners along; Evans's fanciful paintings feature a host of helpful animal characters, each imaginatively dressed and posed along Li'l Rabbit's route.

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