This is such a sweet story. It will have plenty of appeal to fans of all things soft and furry. It also has a lot of wisdom in how Emma learns to cope in her new school and the friends she makes there. Her first friend Jack has ASD and is shunned by the other kids. Emma is worried that if she befriends him, people will shun her too. I also love the trickster tales about Monsieur Lapin she peppers in that she learned from her grandfather. A little something for everyone and a sure-fire crowd pleaser.
Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
3rd - 5th
Tags: animals, character driven, contemporary fiction, disability, family life, friendship, school stories