Reading/Interest Level: Toddler
Author: Ms. Margarita Engle
Illustrator: David Walker
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Tiny Rabbit wants to be big! He wishes that he will grow to have "legs as tall as trees" and a tail as big as a mountain. He wishes and wishes to be big! But tiny rabbit only grows a little bit. Then tiny rabbit wishes to be strong as a gorilla. But he is still just a tiny rabbit. Tiny rabbit doesn't get very much bigger, stronger or taller, but his ears grow a lot. They let him hear all sorts of sounds and other animals. He learns to appreciate the benefits of being small, like being able to hide from lions!
This is a very cute book with great illustrations and rhyming voice. The message of the story is to love who you are right now instead of wishing that you were a year older or smarter or taller. This book also has illustrations of and describing many different animals, teaching the children their main characteristics. Giraffes are tall, gorillas are strong, elephants have long trunks, etc.