Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise
Harcourt, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch
his sweet picture book for preschool-aged children features a bunny rabbit who has an imaginary best friend, Harry. Harry lives with Little Rabbit and the two are inseparable. Harry eats with the family (extra snacks are required, of course), sleeps on the floor next to Little Rabbit's bed and avoids baths and brussel sprouts, just like Little Rabbit does.
arry even accompanies Little Rabbit to his first year of school. Gradually, Harry starts to step back a little bit while Little Rabbit makes
friends. As the school year progresses, Little Rabbit comes to realizes that he hasn't seen Harry around for quite a while.
he book gently reassures both children and their parents that it is fine to have imaginary friends, but not to overlook the
friends who will come into your life through school or play. The text is well-written, easy to read aloud, and the soft-hued illustrations are charming. And if the subject interests you, another excellent children's book about an imaginary friend is
by Kevin Henkes.
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