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Publishers Weekly Review
Shimmering foil accents decorate this quiet Christmas story about a lonely bunny whose one request from Santa is for a friend. When Snow Bunny misses the Red Robin Postman, she follows the North Star to deliver the letter to Santa herself. But the shining lights she sees in the forest come from other sources-the moon reflected on a glassy pond where bears are ice-skating (Snow Bunny gives a small bear her mittens), or the star topping a Christmas tree that animals are decorating (she gives a fox a frosted cookie). Harry's eminently cuddly forest setting and creatures only add to the warmth of the underlying message about goodwill and generosity. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
School Library Journal Review
PreS-Gr 1-In a world awash with silvery foil, a little bunny writes a letter to Santa, wishing for a friend. When she misses the last Red Robin mail pickup, she decides to deliver her letter in person, and in the grandest tradition of folktales everywhere, shares her travel supplies with those in need, who repay her kindness with gifts and (one assumes) friendship. Painterly, preschool-friendly illustrations and a simple story about kindness rewarded-good enough. But oh, the foil on every spread! Sunglasses may be needed when sharing this story during daylight hours. A shiny additional purchase.-Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
A solitary snow bunny asks one wish from Santa for Christmas: to have a friend. Off she goes to deliver her letter in person, carrying along a pair of warm mittens, some frosted cookies, and a map to Santa's house. When she sees a little bear cub blowing on his cold, cold paws, she gives him her green mittens. Further along, a little fox cub has no ornament for the animals' Christmas tree, so she gives him her Christmas cookies. And upon finding some fawns who are lost, she gives them what else? her map to find their path home. At journey's end, Santa invites her on board his sleigh, and they whoosh through the starry night. Who is at her doorstep to wish her Christmas joy? All her newfound friends! The silver swirls, stars, and glittery clumps of snow throughout brighten the rich colors of the forest and its cuddly animals. Children will delight in this tender story showing how giving engenders friendship and love.--Gepson, Lolly Copyright 2010 Booklist
Horn Book Review
Snow Bunny's wish to have a friend comes true after she follows the North Star to Santa's house to deliver her letter. She generously shares her mittens, frosted cookies, and map with needy animals en route. Wintery blue illustrations heavily accented with luminescent silver may enchant young children, but the artistic effect conveys the book's holiday-greeting-card sentimentality. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Kirkus Book Review
A sweeter-than-sweet tale of a little bunny who gets her Christmas wish. Snow Bunny lives by herself in a tree in the forest. Though she whistles happy tunes, she is very lonely, so she writes a letter to Santa asking for a friend. "This is the only present I truly want." Missing the mail "by a whisker," she resolves to set out for the North Pole on foot, equipping herself with a pair of mittens, some frosted cookies and a map. On her way, she meets a bear cub with cold paws, a little fox with no Christmas-tree decorations and some lost fawns. "Kindly" giving away her mittens, cookies and map, she reaches the North Pole without further incident. Santa gives her a ride home, where, to no one's astonishment but hers, she finds all of her new friends waiting. The soft-edged paintings depict a wintry but nonetheless cozy forest liberally decorated with silver foil accents. Children will wonder why so manifestly nice a bunny is friendless and why she bothers writing to Santa at all since she lives within easy walking distance. The dialogue is stilted at best--"I'll take you home on my way delivering presents and making wishes come true around the world," Santa tells Snow Bunny--and his sleigh is drawn by only six reindeer. Though kindness is a quality to be celebrated, this particular vehicle is, alas, forgettable. (Picture book. 3-6)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.