The Little Blue Rabbit by Angela McAllister

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This extraordinarily beautiful bedtime book, a gentle twist on the classic lost-toy story, features an irresistible plush rabbit. Blue Rabbit is loved by his Boy, and everything seems fine until one night Boy doesn't come to his bed where Blue Rabbit sleeps with him every night. The other stuffed animals help Blue Rabbit search the house, but they find only a photograph:no sign of the boy at all. Finally, nearly inconsolable, Blue Rabbit hides away in the bed to cry. Then suddenly an eye peeks under the covers and it is Boy! Since he is browner and his clothes have shrunk, Blue Rabbit assumes that "he must have been left out in the garden in the rain." Of course, he has been away on a summer vacation, and though he seems a bit different, when they hug each other tight, Blue Rabbit knows his Boy hasn't really changed at all,"for he was still soft and warm and stuffed with love."

About Angela McAllister

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Angela McAllister is the author of many children's books, including The Babies of Cockle Bay and Barkus, Sly and the Golden Egg, which received a starred review from School Library Journal. She lives in England. Jason Cockcroft is a highly talented illustrator. He won the first ever Blue Peter Award in 2000 for A Pilgrim's Progress. He is also the illustrator of Billywise and Daddy's Lullaby. He lives in West Yorkshire, England.
Published April 30, 2003 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A familiar picture book theme (a child misplaces a beloved stuffed animal) gets a twist here: a stuffed animal loses its human owner. McAllister (Barkus) describe

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