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Merry Christmas, Davy!
Weninger, Brigitte.
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Uniform Title:
Fröhliche Weihnachten, Pauli. English
Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, 1998.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) color illustrations ; 30 cm
Worried about the hungry animals left out in the cold, Davy the rabbit believes he is following Santa's wishes when he shares his food, leaving very little for his family.
General Note:
"A Michael Neugebauer book."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 40197.

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PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday

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Poor Davy! He means well, but it seems he never gets it right. In this, the fifth adventure featuring the disaster-prone little rabbit and his loving family, Davy takes his father's words about Santa Claus to heart: ""Santa Clause likes us to share things and help one another.""

So when Davy sees hungry animals in the snow, he shares food from his family's larder with them. His brothers and sisters are horrified, for it looks as though the Rabbits will go hungry this Christmas.

Then, on Christmas Eve, Davy's generosity is rewarded, and he and his family learn firsthand that sharing is the true meaning of Christmas.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. In the fifth book featuring the little bunny Davy, the simple theme of sharing is captured when Davy makes a well-intentioned blunder. Davy's father has just told his five children that Santa Claus likes everyone to share and to help one another, a message that Davy takes to heart. While his family's away, he empties the larder, bit by bit, to feed hungry animals outside in the snow. The stores of corn he scatters to the birds; bundles of hay he hauls to the deer; apples and carrots he tosses to small creatures. He's sure everyone (and certainly Santa) will be proud of him but feels dejected when his family has quite the opposite response. How will they last the winter without food? The soft, cozy illustrations, absolutely suited to the story, give a visual lesson in how a family pulls together in hard times. The rabbits, with their full range of facial expressions, do indeed survive, only to discover on Christmas Eve that Davy's generosity returns to them twofold. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2‘Davy fans will not be disappointed in this story about the young rabbit who always finds himself in some sort of predicament. The day after his father tells him and his siblings about the characteristics that Santa appreciates (e.g., being kind, loving, and helpful), Davy is left at home alone. As he spies hungry animals, he remembers his father's words and proceeds to share the family's food supply with the starving creatures. Upon their return to the burrow, his parents and siblings express their disapproval at Davy's generosity. However, after a brief discussion, they realize Davy's good intentions and cooperate by carefully rationing their meals. In the spirit of Christmas, Davy's goodness is rewarded and all is well. The story is rather syrupy; Davy continues his kindness by sharing any extra crumbs. Later, on Christmas Eve, the animals thank him and his family with delicious gifts and a promise to show him where the nicest things grow during the next season. Tharlet's watercolor-and-pencil illustrations enliven the text. Children will particularly enjoy the pictures of Davy clutching, pulling, and dragging his toy bunny throughout the story.‘MMH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.