Rabbit’s Birthday Kite

Written by Maryann Macdonald
Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

It’s Rabbit’s birthday, and Hedgehog has made him a kite.

Kite flying is easy… or is it?


“Hedgehog has made Rabbit a grand kite, but Rabbit is too impetuous—his eager attempts to fly it without a tail, and then in the woods, end in mishaps that Hedgehog patiently shows him how to right. At last the kite takes flight, on the beach—and breaks its string. Now it’s Hedgehog’s turn to be discouraged, but Rabbit has profited by his previous good example: ‘Don’t worry, we can make a new kite. You can show me how.’ Purposeful, but gracefully phrased in natural cadences; Munsinger’s little characters are endearingly expressive. Another fine easy reader.”