Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa

Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa

Donna L. Washington Shane W. Evans / Apr 02, 2020

Li l Rabbit s Kwanzaa Li l Rabbit is not having a very good Kwanzaa Granna Rabbit is sick and so his family won t celebrate his favorite part of Kwanzaa this year a big feast called Karamu Li l Rabbit knows what to do He

  • Title: Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa
  • Author: Donna L. Washington Shane W. Evans
  • ISBN: 9780060728168
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Li l Rabbit is not having a very good Kwanzaa Granna Rabbit is sick, and so his family won t celebrate his favorite part of Kwanzaa this year a big feast called Karamu.Li l Rabbit knows what to do He ll find Granna Rabbit a special treat for Karamu so she can celebrate anyway.He looks under a pile of logs, in the field, and in the pond and along the way meets Groundhog,Li l Rabbit is not having a very good Kwanzaa Granna Rabbit is sick, and so his family won t celebrate his favorite part of Kwanzaa this year a big feast called Karamu.Li l Rabbit knows what to do He ll find Granna Rabbit a special treat for Karamu so she can celebrate anyway.He looks under a pile of logs, in the field, and in the pond and along the way meets Groundhog, Momma Field Mouse, and the frogs but he doesn t find anything for Granna Rabbit.Maybe I m just too little to help Granna Rabbit celebrate Kwanzaa, Li l Rabbit thinks Or maybe he just needs a little help from his family and friends.Inspired by Brer Rabbit, a trickster character from the African American folklore tradition, the story of Li l Rabbit captures the true meaning of Kwanzaa coming together to help others.

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    1. As the holidays grew nearer, I was trying to find some books that went beyond the usual Christmas stories. I was very glad to find this one. In a non-textbook style, the author finds a way to introduce the principles of Kwanzaa to children in a way that grows as the story moves along. Beautifully vivid illustrations capture the afro-centric nature of the tale, and colorful characters are interesting to look at even without reading the words.Li’l Rabbit is the youngest in his family. Because of [...]


    2. Lovely illustrations, and the story doesn't feel like it's outright telling you about the holiday, which is nice.


    3. This book was amazing!!! I don't know much about Kwanzaa, but this picture book is the perfect introduction to this holiday. It even has a part in the back that breaks down the different days of Kwanzaa, what they mean, and examples of them from the book! I would definitely use this in my classroom - it is not only important for students to feel represented in literature (I can't remember another book I've read about Kwanzaa), but also for students to learn more about a new culture. I loved it!



    4. What a wonderful book that shares the Principles of Kwanzaa for young readers. A delightful addition to classrooms and libraries alike.


    5. This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Happy Holidays Week, Day 2: Hello, everyone! Our book today is Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa, written by Donna L. Washington and illustrated by Shane W. Evans, a sweet tale about a rabbit who learns the true meaning of the Nguzo Saba, or Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.L’il Rabbit is not having the best Kwanzaa; he simply can’t find a good way to contribute to the celebrations like his parents or s [...]


    6. I don't celebrate Kwanzaa, so I can't attest to the accuracy of this book, but the section in the back which describes the holiday and its core components seems to be a good primer for little kids. Double-check with more knowledgeable sources, but I think this would be a good book for kindergarten or first graders to learn about a less visible winter holiday.Li'l Rabbit is disappointed that Kwanzaa this year will be subdued, since his grandmother is sick. He decides to bring her a gift to make h [...]


    7. This would be a great book to have in the classroom when learning about different religions and holidays and especially a good book if you have a student that does celebrate this holiday. This book also talks about how a community can come together for someone that is hurting. Sometimes the thing that someone can do, is to be the leader to bring everyone together which is what Lil Rabbit does. He needs help to find the perfect present for his grandmother which he does unknowingly by bringing eve [...]


    8. I loved this book! I got it to share with my mum who does story telling. All the characters are animals, making the holiday accessible to people of any background -- yet those who already know something about the celebration will recognize the African influences. L'il Rabbit will appeal to those who've been the baby of the family. The last pages explain Kwanzaa principles and events demonstrated in the story, allowing for review of the story and some critical thinking. The major themes of the st [...]


    9. This is a good choice of a read-aloud to introduce young students to Kwanzaa. They can all relate to the little rabbit's feeling too little to do anything, to his love for his grandmother and wanting to do something to make her feel better, and they love all of the different animals that he talks to. The last page explains the seven days of Kwanzaa and provides more information for slightly older students. I read it to grades K-2, and they all seemed to like it. The illustrations are great: they [...]


    10. This story is about a little rabbit who's Kwanzaa is not going how he wants it to go. His granny is sick and cannot make the big feast for the rest of the family. Little rabbit takes matters into his own "paws" and tries to figure out how to make the big feast.This is a great story to have in a classroom library. It story talks about religion without being offensive in any way. There may be students who can relate to this story and want to learn more.


    11. Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa introduces young readers to the true meaning of Kwanzaa. Li'l Rabbit's Granna Rabbit is sick and so his family will not be celebrating Kwanzaa with the big feast called Karamu. He wants to help but he's too little. With a little help from his friends and family, Li'l Rabbit is able to help more than he thinks. The book also has a section in the back that explains the traditional Kwanzaa terms for readers.


    12. This book was interesting to me, I did not really know that much about Kwanzaa. I learned some different things from it and at the end page when it talked about the seven principles. I do not know if I would read this aloud to my students though because I would have to explain a lot before it and then they may be confused about the whole thing. Students could read this on their own, but I do not think it is a book I would have in my class.


    13. I thought that this book would be a great book to read in order to include different religions around the Christmas holidays. I would think that this book would be appropriate for kindergarten- 3rd grade. I would read this book and then have children draw a picture of what their own Kwanza celebration would be like.


    14. I thought that this book would be a great book to read in order to include different religions around the Christmas holidays. I would think that this book would be appropriate for kindergarten- 3rd grade. I would read this book and then have children draw a picture of what their own Kwanza celebration would be like.


    15. Terms were explained in a glossary at the end, but just like all the characters Li'l Rabbit spoke to on his quest, I didn't know what they meant and that is a problem with younger readers. Just a little more explanation would have been helpful.



    16. Read this story to your students during the holidays to introduce them to different traditions that are done around the world.


    17. nice story of the animals working together to provide a Kwanzaa feast, unbeknownst to Li'l Rabbit. Highlights principles of the holiday in the story, back matter points out specific examples.


    18. It was a cute and informative book. I liked how it taught about Kwanzaa without being obvious about it.



    19. I used this book around the winter holidays to introduce my students to some different cultures. It was cute and informative.


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