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The Rabbit Who Couldn't Find His Daddy    by Lilian Edvall & Sara Gimbergsson order for
Rabbit Who Couldn't Find His Daddy
by Lilian Edvall
Order:  USA  Can
R&S, 2006 (2006)
*   Reviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch

Rabbit wakes up in the middle of the night to realize that his daddy is missing. He looks all through the house, but can't find him. Rabbit awakens his little sister, who is thrilled to be part of this adventure of trying to find their daddy.

The young rabbits engage in a search, which results in eventually finding Daddy, who was in the basement all along. It turns out that Daddy couldn't sleep, so he went to the basement to look through a box of old things from his own childhood. Daddy shows his children a stuffed lamb he had as a boy. The family then has hot chocolate, and before they return to bed, Daddy tells Rabbit that there is another box. Thus ends the story.

The gray-hued illustrations are nice and warm, and the buck-tooth bunnies are sweetly drawn. However, while it's possible something may have gotten lost in the translation from the original Swedish, I just did not connect with this book, nor do I think there is much to hold a child's interest - unfortunately, there is little plot and it ends rather abruptly.

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