A white rabbit makes hand-knitted Christmas gifts for her friends in this sweet story with foil-embellished illustrations.
Snow Bunny lives in a wintry forest with her friends, Mouse, Fox, and Bear. Snow Bunny stays warm during outdoor activities thanks to her red, hand-knitted cape. In the days before Christmas, the animal friends try sledding, skating, and searching for pine cones, but Mouse, Fox, and Bear get too cold when playing outdoors for long. Snow Bunny finds a coin in the snow, buys yarn, and stays up all night knitting on Christmas Eve. By Christmas morning, she has created a hat for Mouse, a scarf for Fox, and a vest for Bear, which they wear as they gather around an outdoor Christmas tree to light candles with additional animal friends. When her friends tell Snow Bunny they are sorry they don’t have a present for her, she replies that “friendship is the greatest gift of all.” The understated story is calm and sweet, with earnest goodwill and enthusiasm from all the animals. Large-format illustrations portray snowy vistas and pale blue skies, and they incorporate silver foil highlights on each page. The animals are greeting-card–cute, cuddly, and expressive, and of course they all get along and enjoy each other as friends rather than as potential meals.
Soft, fluffy, and cute, just like Snow Bunny. (Picture book. 2-6)