cover image Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree

Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree

David Martin, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev. Candlewick, $15.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7

A bunny learns about self-acceptance and belonging in this Christmas Eve fantasy, energized by whimsical ink-and-watercolor art by Gorbachev, Martin’s collaborator on All for Pie, Pie for All. Little Bunny is dismayed when his taller younger brothers place his favorite ornament—a fire truck—too high on the tree for him to reach. After falling asleep under the tree, he awakens to find that the ornaments have come to life; willing himself to shrink so he can scuttle up the tree, Little Bunny drives the fire truck from branch to branch, reverting to normal size at daybreak. The promise of Christmas Eve magic and dramatic tree-bough adventures will draw readers in. Ages 2–4. (Sept.)