Reviewed on: 3/2/2012 12:00:00 AM
I purchased this book online for my son, an avid fan of story-time. The illustrations are soft, detailed and simply beautiful. The idea behind the story is equally good: what is in your heart and in nature are worth much more than anything money can buy. However, my young son was not familiar with the names of the many fine gem stones that the bunny seeks in the story. Similarly, he didn't comprehend that these items have been given a special value in our society. This story might be better appreciated by a child with knowledge of those concepts. Similarly, an older child would probably understand the text more easily. The story is embedded in a rhyming form that seems forced and in some places, a little too much like a hallmark card. A beautiful book best enjoyed by a child in the upper end of the recommended age group.
Reviewed on: 5/20/2010 12:00:00 AM
Great story & illustrations
- No Batteries Nana