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Little White Rabbit

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  4,327 ratings  ·  299 reviews
One bright spring day a little white rabbit sets out from home on an adventure. What does he find? Look! Everything is new.Anything is possible. . . .
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Greenwillow Books
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Feb 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Little White Rabbit set off filled with imagination. As he hopped through the grass, he wondered what it would be like to be green. When he went by the fir trees, he wondered what being tall was like. When he hopped over the rock, he wondered about how it would feel not to be able to move. When he saw the butterflies, he imagined being able to fly. But when he saw the cat, he got too scared to imagine anymore. He hurried back to his family and didn’t stop wondering and imagining.

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Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cute story about little bunny's imagination and about the love between parent and child. Not one of Henkes best, IMO, but still very sweet and the colors and illustrations are so evocative of spring. A great spring/Easter read. ...more
Steph Sinclair

This is a really cute book. I found the story to be a little dull, but my kids really enjoyed it. It even managed to hold my 15-month-old's attention till the end of the book.
Anna Kolakaluri
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Alyssa Tabor
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
So sweet! Perfect for storytime!
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes (2011)
Genre: Picture Book
Format: Book
Plot summary: As he hops along a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be green as grass, tall as fir trees, hard as rocks, and flutter like butterflies
Considerations or precautions for readers advisory (strong language, sex, death, religious overtones, violence, etc.)
Review citation (if available): Weitz, Susan School Library Journal , February 2011, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p81-81
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Margaret Chind
"Little White Rabbit" was first published in 2011 as a picture book and I've had it on my wishlist ever since. 2014 is the first board board edition. This little book is fabulous! Full of curiosity, hopping along, and imagination. The illustrations are so beautiful which does not surprise me as I love Kevin Henkes books. Little White Rabbit, board book, will make a perfect addition to an Easter Basket for any little one. The infomration says ages 4-8, but I say birth-8 with this new board book f ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful artwork adorn this sweet and simple picture book by master writer and artist Kevin Henkes. Children are devoted fans of his work for a reason, and this latest title does not disappoint. You feel as you are floating along a lazy, imaginative day with Little White Rabbit, taking in nature around you, with the freedom to pretend as you wish. Highly recommended for ages four and up.
Nov 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: preschool-lit
The illustrations are very precious and cute. The story (or lack thereof) is absolutely blah. Pick up a Henkes Mouse book instead.
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beautiful illustrations, beautiful story. Little white rabbit loves to imagine.
Mar 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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Very pretty book in spring-like pastel colors. Little White Rabbit has quite an imagination, and Henkes does a good job of depicting the situations he envisions - taller than the fir trees, soaring like the butterflies, changing color to green to blend in with frogs and turtles and crickets and caterpillars. Little White Rabbit wonders about all of these things in his travels, but he eventually winds up at home with Mama Rabbit and his siblings, where he doesn't have to wonder who loves him. Ver ...more
I love the colors in this book. It is very bright and vibrant, and just makes you happy looking at it. The text is simple, which would be good for very early readers. The full two-page spreads were very pretty, and I enjoyed them a lot. Overall, this is a very good children's book.

I thought the illustrations were fun and lively. This book is a good children's book, and I think it would be a fun book heading into springtime.

Students would probably like this book for its bright colors. I think th
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful pastel illustrations and simple text convey the story of a little rabbit with a big imagination. He imagines what it would be like to fly, to be a rock. He wonders what it would be like to be green. But he does not wonder who loves him. Use as a sweet springtime read-aloud, for a discussion about imagining, for an example of colored pencil illustrations, and for a Mother's Day gift! Intended for very young audiences. ...more
If you love Kevin Henkes, you will not be disappointed with Little White Rabbit. The story is lovely and speaks to young readers in the way that they think. Pages with illustrations (the rabbit's 'imagination') separate pages of text and give young readers time to absorb what you said and explore the imagery. Perfect for ... hop over to the review for the answer. ...more
Olivia S
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is SO cute. Such sweet illustrations of a bunny imagining what it would be like to be different things, and ultimately returning home, still curious, but safe and loved. Will use for springtime bunny storytime. Great pictures to ask questions about (what else do you see in this picture that's green?). Good for any age. ...more
Emily Carlyn
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-reads
Rabbit is going on an adventure! He's going to do a lot of pretending and imagination, so let's pretend and go with him! First he pretends what it's like to be green, then to be tall, then play the freeze game as Rabbit is a rock, and finally, let's see how it would be to be a butterfly. All ages (toddler - ages 7/8). ...more
Carolyn Jeziorski
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The format of this book reminded me of The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. It has a page of text with the rabbit wondering what it would be like to be something else, then a layout of his thoughts. I liked the simple illustrations, and the students I read it to enjoyed predicting what the bunny would look like on the imaginary page.
Jenn Adams
Going back through all the old Goodreads choice picture book nominees

I thought I was going to be underwhelmed by this, but I liked it more than I expected to. The rabbit was cute, but there was also substance to each page of the story. As the rabbit imagines each different thing he could be, you could discuss what that would be like etc
Ali Book&Seaglasshunter
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pb-read-2020
Very cute and reassuring for young toddlers. A little rabbit is curious about the world around him. He wonders all kinds of things-what if he were a different color, or taller. But when he is afraid he remembers that there is one thing he will never wonder about-how loved he is. Simple yet sweet, with darling illustrations, this is a lovely bedtime or anytime read for the littlest readers.
McKenna Cannon
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book Little White Rabbit is a very cute book about a little white bunny with a great imagination. The illustration pictures are cute and can keep the children's attention. It is a great book for spring time with the colors. It is a great children’s book overall for the kids. ...more
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so sweet. For some reason (I guess because they both have white rabbits that are imagining themselves being other things) this reminds me a lot of Runaway Bunny, which was one of my absolute favorite books from when I was a kid!
Amy Milstead
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Beautiful art and fun to read with my 3 year old. I liked asking him to name all the green things and imagine what it would be like to be a rock. :)
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read-Aloud Revival recommendation for April picture books.
Alyssa Gudenburr
A great story featuring a rabbit for storytime.
May 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
5/22/17 Read with Naomi & Julia.
Loveloveloved the art on two pages of what it would be like to not be able to move.
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
A sweet, soft-art book about imagination and family love.
Mel Ann
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Life is full of wonder and full so full of love.
Robin Webb
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kevin Henkes became an author/illustrator when he was nineteen years old, working on a card table in his bedroom.
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