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Title:
Merry Christmas, Davy!
Author:
Weninger, Brigitte., author.
Uniform Title:
Fröhliche Weihnachten, Pauli. English
Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 40197.
ISBN:
9780735841864
Format :
Book

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Summary

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Davy and Santa save the day while celebrating the true spirit of Christmas!

When Davy's father says: 'Santa Claus likes us to share things and help each other,' Davy takes it to heart. Soon Davy has fed all of the hungry animals and now his family will have to go hungry this Christmas. But on Christmas Eve, they hear a knock on the door. Could it be Santa Claus? Perhaps Davy and his family will have a merry Christmas after all!


Author Notes

Brigitte Weninger is a kindergarten teacher and children's book author. She has published many books with NorthSouth, including her series of picture books featuring the endearing little Davy. She lives with her son in Kufstein, Austria. Eve Tharlet wa


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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.