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Montgomery Rabbit

2015 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Picture Books, Early Reader (Children's)
2015 INDIES Winner
Silver, Juvenile Fiction (Children's)

Clarion Rating: 5 out of 5

Raspberries are Montgomery Rabbit’s favorite thing in the whole world—and he’s on a joyful adventure to find them.

Sandy Little’s Montgomery Rabbit tells the story of two rabbits trying to make it to a raspberry patch, proving that it’s often the simplest tales that are the best.

Montgomery has spent his life well protected by a white picket fence, knowing little about the outside world and its dangers. One day, his curiosity gets the better of him, and he falls through a hole in the fence, after which he meets a field rabbit named Bentley. Bentley knows all too well the threats out there to rabbits, such as coyotes, hawks, and rattlesnakes. But Montgomery has just one thing on his mind—getting to the raspberry patch where the little sandy-haired girl who wears dusty boots picks the fruit for him. All he knows is that raspberries are one of his favorite things in the whole world, so with Bentley’s help, he sets off to find them for himself.

Little’s writing and illustrator David Wenzel’s lifelike pictures combine to create a wonderful story that both young and old will love. The book isn’t too long and is separated into easy-to-read chapters. Little also includes a helpful map at the end for reference as to where everything is located.

Montgomery Rabbit is the perfect choice to teach children about determination and what they can do if they set their minds to something. Kids will be rooting Montgomery and Bentley on as they try to make it to the raspberry patch despite the obstacles in their way.

In this day and age, it’s so wonderful to settle in with Montgomery Rabbit, a heartwarming book with such a simple story line.

Reviewed by Kelly Thunstrom

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