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My most favorite thing
Moon, Nicola.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2001.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Katie lends her favorite stuffed bunny to her grandpa when his dog gets sick and has to stay at the pet hospital.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 54336.
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As reassuring as a well-loved toy, here's a story that speaks directly to children, showing how a grandparent and grandchild deal together with loneliness. When Grandpa's beloved dog, Billy, must stay at the hospital for an operation, Katie knows that he will miss his recovering companion. Much to Grandpa's surprise and pleasure, Katie lends him something from the heart to keep him company-her stuffed bunny, Rabbit, which is her most favorite thing in the world. Carol Thompson's expressive paintings and the pitch-perfect text convey a simple message of compassion and reveal a comforting secret: Nobody outgrows the need for something to hug at night. Carol Thompson is the beloved illustrator of over forty-two books published here and abroad, including Oonga Boonga. Nicola Moon has written numerous books for young readers.

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Booklist Review

Ages 4-6. Katie's stuffed bunny, Rabbit, is missing a tail and half an ear, but he's still Katie's favorite thing and she takes him everywhere. Her grandfather's favorite thing is his dog, Billy. One day Billy gets sick and Grandpa has to take him to the vet. Billy has to spend the night at the vet's, so Katie offers Rabbit to keep him company. When Billy is finally well, Katie welcomes Rabbit back with great relief. Without being heavy-handed, Moon sweetly and gently illustrates the concepts of generosity and sharing as soft watercolor illustrations add a friendly touch and beautifully depict how much Katie, Rabbit, Grandpa, and Billy love one another. --Marta Segal

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A happy-ever-after ending works in this satisfying intergenerational story. When his dog becomes ill and must go to the vet, Katie lends her grandfather her special stuffed rabbit for comfort. It is a big sacrifice for her, but she does it because she loves him and wants to help. Fortunately, Billy comes back from the vet healthy, and Rabbit returns to Katie, and everyone feels closer for the event. The realistic, cartoon-style art is soft and gentle like the story, and the two work well together to depict the action. This simply shown model of kindness offered and accepted is best suited for one-on-one sharing.-JoAnn Jonas, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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