Do Rabbits Have Christmas?

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Do Rabbits Have Christmas?

By Aileen Fisher; Sarah Fox-Davies (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805074918, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2007


Do rabbits have Christmas? Do rabbits get presents? Do they have secrets and smiles on their faces?

Aileen Fisher addresses these and other child-friendly questions in this sparkling collection of wintertime poems. Sarah Fox-Davies's charming art brings each delightful poem to life, and with an introduction by acclaimed poet Karla Kuskin, "Do Rabbits Have Christmas? "is a sweet, snowy read for children and rabbits alike.

About the Author
AILEEN FISHER (1906-2002) is the author of many beloved books of poetry for children. Her large body of work focused mainly on nature, quietly introducing children to the beauty of the outdoors.Aileen received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry in 1978.

Martin Waddell is the author of many well-loved books for children, including CAN'T YOU SLEEP, LITTLE BEAR? - one of four tales about Big Bear and Little Bear - FARMER DUCK, OWL BABIES, WEBSTER J. DUCK, and WHO DO YOU LOVE? He got the idea of writing SNOW BEARS, he says, when "I was watching some children pretending to be someone else, and I thought, what a beautiful story."
Sarah Fox-Davies has illustrated many picture books for children, including LITTLE CAIRBOU, which she also wrote; WALK WITH A WOLF by Janni Howker; and BAT LOVES THE NIGHT by Nicola Davies. She says that while doing research for the illustrations of SNOW BEARS, she "saw a great many snowballs being thrown and ate really big piles of toast by the fireside."

Praise For Do Rabbits Have Christmas?

“This lovely collection beautifully conveys the physical aspects of the arrival of winter and the anticipation and celebration of Christmas. . . . The appealing watercolors capture just the right tone and provide a perfect accompaniment to Fisher’s poems.”—School Library Journal
“[Fox-Davies’s] illustrations in watercolor and pencil are sweet and traditional, set on a snowy farm with a red farmhouse and cheery children bundled up against the cold. . . . This is a treat for Christmas or any winter reading.”—Kirkus Reviews