The Little Rabbit
Last week we very lightly “rowed” The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn (from Before Five in a Row). I chose it to go along with our “Fruit of the Spirit” study, in which we were talking about love. Since we were focusing on the kind of love that entails doing what’s best for someone else even when they can’t give anything back, a book about caring for a pet seemed appropriate.
This really is such a sweet story about a girl and her rabbit. We didn’t do a whole lot of “extras” beyond some of the discussions from the Before Five in a Row manual. One thing Ian specifically requested was to make bunny masks like we did back when we rowed The Runaway Bunny. (For some reason, he really wanted his bunny to look angry.)
I also found a Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood episode “Pets: Children Take Care of Their Pets” which goes along well with this book. It even has a little segment comparing a drawing with a photograph, which was great since this story uses photos instead of drawings or paintings for illustrations.
And that was pretty much it for this book!