Thursday, December 8, 2011
Here's another story about Fletcher. (We read Fletcher and the Falling Leaves a few months ago.)
This time, he's worried that Santa won't be able to find his friends, the rabbits, on Christmas Eve because they've moved to a new burrow. So he makes little arrows out of sticks and lays them on the ground from the old burrow to the new one. Ta-da! Now when Santa arrives and finds no rabbits, he can follow the trail to the rabbits' new home.
But then, Christmas morning, Fletcher wakes up and finds that snow has fallen and covered up all of his arrows! He runs to the rabbits' new burrow in a panic, and finds that Santa has found the rabbits' new home all on his own. Yay!
Sweet little Christmas story. I like Fletcher (love the illustrations). The Fletcher books use vocabulary that's a little tougher than I'd usually choose for this age group, but the context and illustrations communicate the story very well.
Fletcher and the Snowflake ChristmasWritten by Julia Rawlinson, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
Age range*: 3-7
My rating: 4 stars [out of five]
*Age ranges are very flexible.
Full disclosure: I don't receive any compensation for reviewing children's books--the books are usually just checked out from the local library.