Rosie and the Poor Rabbits
Date: May 29, 2008
Firefly Books
ISBN: 978-0980156126

Barnes & Noble

Rosie and the Poor Rabbits

Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

“While shopping with her rabbit family, Rosie notices that another rabbit mother does not buy her child a cupcake treat. When Rosie asks her own mother why not, Mama suggests that the other family may not have the money. Later, Mama proposes that Rosie give some extra toys and clothes to poor rabbits. The hard puzzle and the ugly doll are easy to give, but Rosie struggles when it comes to giving up items she loves.”


“Lovable characters and captivating watercolors make the book a good introduction to the concepts of poverty and generosity.”
Horn Book

“This simple tale with a contemporary lesson would be a good introduction to a discussion of poverty and charity.”
School Library Journal

What a reader says:

“One of my preschooler’s favorite books. Beautifully illustrated, with lots of fun, subtle bunny themes, like radish wallpaper. A great book about selfless giving!”
— Sharon Schaeffer, Colorado