Author: Chris Saunders
Illustrator: Chris Saunders
When Rabbit receives three wishes he sets off with a hop and a swish to ask his friends what they’d do with a wish. Mouse, Fox and Bear all know what they’d do with a wish but none of their ideas feel quite right for Rabbit. But then Rabbit does something truly selfless. He grants the wishes of his friends. Will he discover that generosity can be its own wish?
Chris has created a magical atmosphere in this book through his wonderful illustrations which will give children a real sense of wonder. Some spreads are busy while others have few words. But either way, the story moves along at a lovely lyrical pace, with lines repeating through the story so children will know what’s coming next.
Chris has also made clever use of the text to get around the friend’s names not being in rhyme as seen in this spread. It works well and doesn’t take you out of the book’s rhythm despite no attempt of making the line rhyme.
This is a beautifully illustrated, lyrical rhyming story about the power of kindness. It has an almost lullaby quality to it and is a great book to encourage children to share and learn generosity.
Publisher: Words and Pictures, Quarto
Publication date: 14 May 2019
I am very grateful to the publisher for letting me read this book via Net Galley. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.