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LI'L RABBIT'S KWANZAA by Donna L. Washington


by Donna L. Washington, illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-072816-8
Publisher: Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins

Li’l Rabbit is not having a good Kwanzaa. Granna Rabbit is sick this year and unable to prepare the big feast called Karamu—Li’l Rabbit’s favorite. A disappointed Li’l Rabbit hopes to make Granna Rabbit feel better by giving her a special treat. But what could it be? In a familiar literary pattern, Li’l Rabbit sets off, sharing his idea with other forest animals along the way. None of them knows much about Kwanzaa, but they all love Granna Rabbit. Just when Li’l Rabbit gives up, he returns home to find all the animals have gathered to make the best Karamu ever. Toasty, comforting hues and one plucky little rabbit (tongue stuck out in determination) capture the heart of this holiday—coming together to help others. The Nguzo Saba, or seven principles of Kwanzaa, are appended. (Picture book. 3-7)