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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-Taking his father's stories about Santa Claus to heart, little rabbit Davy decides to share the food in the pantry with cold and hungry animals outside, leaving his family in a tight spot.  Originally published in 1998, this new edition is slightly revised. Davy's siblings have new names. The trim size has changed, some of the images have been slightly cropped, and an endpaper image now serves as the final illustration.  Subtle editing choices make for a smoother read.  But Tharrlet's watercolor depictions of this loving family with pudgy, oversized ears and their cozy den remain the same, contrasting nicely with the bitter winter outside. Families will enjoy sharing this heartwarming and gentle story of the rewards of generosity.-Brooke Sheets, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.