Mini Rabbit Come Home
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
Mini Rabbit is making a camp in the garden.
He can’t wait. It’s going to be the BEST DAY ever!
But there are still a few last things he needs to get – rope to hold the den down, wood for the campfire and marshmallows to toast on it. And it looks like it might rain.
There are few things as much fun (or as scary) as sleeping out under the stars, particularly if it’s the first time. So setting up camp in the backyard is always a good start – how well I remember the grandies spending the first night in their Christmas tent in the country-dark when the city-light was what they were used to! So this new adventure with Mini Rabbit will resonate with a lot of little readers, including the ending.
So many of our little ones are confined to home at the moment so perhaps suggesting a backyard sleepout could give them something to plan for and look forward to. Working out what they need, how they will build their den, making lists like Mother Rabbit and bringing it all together not only make for a great adventure but also offer lots of screen-free learning. And if photos are shared with classmates…
Dr Margaret Merga has written an interesting article about how books can be a healing retreat during isolation – this one fulfils that concept both physically and metaphorically.