Teaching Children Acceptance & About Bullying | #WIN Rainbow Rabbit Children’s Book & Stuffed Rabbit Review | #GIVEAWAY | ends 2/15 | #rafflecopter

 

 

Rainbow Rabbit book & stuffed rabbit

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It’s no secret: Our children are growing up in a world where many of them aren’t being accepted for who they are. It might be that they are too tall, too short, have a different color of skin or ethnic background, or they might have disadvantages that other children don’t have. Whatever the reason, many of these children are bullied into thinking they are less than others and are not important enough for anyone to care about them.

It was his strong belief that this tale of unity and inclusion, with an emphasis on the importance of belonging, would benefit so many people and capture the hearts of children and adults everywhere. At a pivotal point in the story, he writes “The magic happened. Rainbow learned to smile. His tears had stopped, the clouds had dropped, and the sun came out for a while.” Arthur understood that for so many children, the sun rarely comes out at all.

I had the opportunity to review the Rainbow Rabbit book along with the stuffed rabbit.  My 4 year old daughter, Mikenah, and I enjoyed it on a cloudy, gloomy day.  When we opened the box, she got so excited to see bright rainbow tissue paper, the book & that bright rainbow rabbit!  She especially loved that she could hold her new rainbow rabbit while listening to the story.  It made the book even more special.

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The story is a sweet tale about a rabbit who feels sad because he is different.   It goes on to teach a lesson about how everyone is different but we are all special and important.  I liked this book because it’s a good reminder to talk to our kids about loving other people no matter what.  Sometimes life lessons get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and it’s great to have a book that we can sit down and share together.

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At first, I was a little disappointed that the colors in the book weren’t as bright as the actual rabbit.  I thought my daughter wouldn’t enjoy it as much, because the colors are more pastel and washed out.  But, I suppose it was just my personal preference, because Mikenah loves the book and likes to sit and look at the pictures while holding her rabbit (which goes with her everywhere!).

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Comments

  1. Irene says:

    How Bright and cheerful this rabbit is.

  2. Laura Miller says:

    Arthur Vallee was a Disney animator in the 1940’s.

  3. I like the fun colors of the book and rabbit.

  4. Theresa says:

    I learned the book helps all individuals with some of the tough stuff in life.

  5. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    the author wa an anmator for Disney

  6. Patti Williams says:

    Arther died in 2010 at the age of 93 before his book was published.

  7. Yesenia says:

    I learned about Arthur’s belief in unity and inclusion and that unfortunately he died in 2010 before he could realize his dream of having his book read in classrooms all over the US.

  8. Hollie A. says:

    I like that the story n rabbit are very colorful, it would keep my little girls attention!

  9. laura says:

    Love the colorful appeal of the book!!! And Rabbit!!!

  10. Jeanna says:

    What a great story about the Author! I learned that the book is a terrific tool to educate others about the importance of acceptance and in understanding that everyone is special!

  11. Irma Hernandez says:

    I would love to win this. It’s sad how many kids out are bullied, you hear all these stories about bullying. I never thought that would happen to my kids. Unfortunetly it did. It’s hard to deal with it and you just do all you can to be there for them and to help them out. I know my daughter knows, that I’m her mom, but also her friend that she can talk to and ask for help. The colors on this rabbit make it so bright, cheerful. My daughter would love it…Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. lisa says:

    the author was an animator for Disney
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  13. I learned that Arthur Vallee, the late patriarch of their family, was an animator for The Walt Disney Company back in the 1940s!

  14. Tabitha Evans says:

    I love that it’s innocent 🙂

  15. rachelle jones says:

    I love how it’s teaching kids to accept each other for who they are!

  16. polly says:

    i learned that walter valee use to work for walt disney
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  17. Audrey Griffis says:

    Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms

  18. I absolutely love the message behind this book and I learned that a very elderly man’s dream was to have this widespread in classrooms in schools so his family made sure this book came to be published. I love that this book comes with a plushy rabbit. I usually don’t like things that could potentially add another plushy stuffed animal into my kid’s room since they have a lot already but I love that this plushy rabitt symbolizes feeling good about yourself and it would be a keeper for sure!

  19. Jamie Brigham says:

    I learned that Unfortunately, Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms all over the world. In his memory, we made a promise as a family to do everything we could to bring the story of this adorable, innocent, and loving bunny to light. I would love to have the rainbow bunny and book- looks amazing

  20. I learned the author passed away before his dream was realized.

  21. Andrea D. says:

    I like how it shows to accept others.

  22. Angie M says:

    i like that the book comes with the rabbit

  23. Michelle says:

    The author died at the age of 93 and then they began using his book in classrooms

  24. Kelly L. says:

    Arthur Vallee, was an animator for The Walt Disney Company back in the 1940’s.

  25. betty wojnar says:

    i liked that they want to empower children!

  26. melissa miller says:

    Arther died in 2010 at the age of 93 before his book was published

  27. I want that stuffed rabbit!

  28. Danielle Davis/Grady says:

    I love what this book teaches!
    This is really great!
    Thank you!

  29. amy v says:

    i learned that they promote inclusion and a sense of belonging….great for kids! (and adults too!)

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  30. Abigail Bruck says:

    I love the whole concept of the book and how they are bringing it to life in honor of it’s author who passed away. The rainbow rabbit is absolutly adorable too.

  31. Catie says:

    I learned that Arthur Vallee was an animator for The Walt Disney Company back in the 1940’s and had a deep love for children.

  32. tammy lynch sigond says:

    love the messages that theyre sending about being different and not bullying

  33. Jennifer Donohue says:

    I found out that the author, Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms all over the world. That’s unfortunate.

  34. Brenda F says:

    I like the colors!

  35. Amanda Starr says:

    I love that the family kept the dream going!

  36. Cálaeb Temple says:

    i like that he’s multicoloured.

  37. crafty says:

    I love the thoughts behind the story and that it was written but such a great author.

  38. Jennifer Rogers says:

    The author passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms

  39. Paula Lee says:

    I love that it teaches kids that everyone is different.

  40. Amber Porter says:

    I agree with the message of this book that kids are always accepted for who they are even though they might be a little different from others.
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

  41. Jessica Bradley says:

    Arthur Vallee, the author, was an animator for Walt Disney in the 40’s.

  42. melissa williams says:

    I love that the book teaches kids that even if they are different, it doesn’t mean they aren’t important. I also love that a book like this teaches the kids about accepting others, as well as being okay with themselves.

  43. Debbie Welchert says:

    I learned that Arthur Vallee, author, died in 2010 at the age of 93.

  44. Donna B. says:

    I love the contrast in the different colors – I think it would really appeal to kids.

  45. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:

    I like that it helps kids in the fight against bullying….and for them to care for people & their feelings

  46. joanne major says:

    i learned the author lived to be 93

  47. This sounds like a great book that can help kids understand that they are important and special.

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  49. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:
  50. Arthur Vallee, the late patriarch of our family, was an animator for The Walt Disney Company back in the 1940’s
    What a neat story!

  51. Kathy Davis says:

    Arthur the author of the book passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms around the world. How sad.

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  53. Francine Anchondo says:

    I like the moral of the story

  54. Kristi C says:

    I learned that the author had been an animator for The Walt Disney Company in the 1940’s.

  55. TRISH ROSE says:

    Arther died in 2010 at the age of 93 before his book was published.

  56. kelly says:

    I learned that Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms all over the world.

  57. Carrie Phelps says:

    I learned the innocence of this book would so easily captor the attention of my grandchildren.

  58. Carrie Phelps says:
  59. Linda G. says:

    It is a terrific tool to educate others about the importance of acceptance

  60. christine jessamine says:

    i learned that the author passed away before seeing his book go worldwide

  61. sleppery says:

    How cute it is and how the story emphasizes on individuality and how special each of us are <3

  62. Jacqui Odell says:

    I love how the book is bright..grabs the kids eyes!

  63. susan says:

    I learned that Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms.

  64. Jessica S. says:

    author worked for disney!!!

  65. The family members that survived the author are bringing this book to the public, to keep his legacy. I think that is wonderful.

  66. susan varney says:

    arthur never got to see his book published

  67. jessica edwards says:

    the suthor died before the book was published

  68. SHAYNA says:

    I LOVE THAT RAINBOW RABBIT TEACHES ACCEPTANCE AND TO remain true to who we are, no matter what obstacles or pressures WE MAY FACE 🙂

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  69. Kristen says:

    I like the plush rabbit.

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  71. I learned about the author: Arthur Vallee, the late patriarch of our family, was an animator for The Walt Disney Company back in the 1940’s and had a deep love for children. He was also the author of Rainbow Rabbit, the story of a “cute-as-a-button darling, his coat reflecting the many colors of the lovely rainbow.” He passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before the book was published sadly enough. As a Christian there are things that I don’t believe in, however, we are not put on this earth to judge we are here to be a light to others and be accepting. At our church we welcome everyone and will minister to everyone.

    LOVE this book

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    • Jackie Griebel says:

      I learned that they are trying to empower children and teach them life lessons

  73. desiree says:

    this id\s going to bd girl soon if i win she ove bunny

  74. Hendy M says:

    I learned that the author passed away at the ripe age of 93 🙁
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  75. Elisha Santana says:

    Love the rabbit! Fingers crossed I win for my daughter!

  76. Hoa Le says:

    I learned that Arthur Vallee, the late patriarch of their family, was an animator for The Walt Disney Company back in the 1940’s and had a deep love for children.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

  77. I think it’s great that someone wants to tackle how different we all are, and that it is okay. This looks like a really cool book 😉

  78. The original author was an animator for Disney. Thank you

  79. Danielle T says:

    i love the message of acceptance lesson in the story

  80. I learned that the patriarch of the company was an animator for Disney.

  81. crafty says:
  82. Renee Grandinetti says:

    I learned that the author was an animator for the Walt Disney company.
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  83. Desiree Dunbar says:

    The book empower children and parents.

  84. Theresa H says:

    love that the book is about bullying for the preschool set

  85. shawna says:

    I love the whole story behind the book..awesome!

  86. Jodi Kershuk says:

    Arthur Vallee was an animator for Disney in the 40’s

  87. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    LOve the fact it deals with bully in a child friendly way
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  88. Angela says:

    I learned that Arthur Vallee was an animator for The Walt Disney Company back in the 1940s!

  89. Ed Nemmers says:

    I love the rainbow rabbit!

  90. Kelly Britton says:

    Arthur Vallee was an animator for Disney in the 1940’s.

  91. Coriander Warren says:

    I learned that the author worked for disney and I love that this book teaches and re-enforces the ideals that I already try to instill in my children

  92. jodi lasher says:

    I learned that the author was a disney animator in the 1940’s

  93. april yedinak says:

    I learned that the publication of the book is Arthur Vallee’s legacy to children and that he passed away in 2010 at age 93.

  94. Kristy Thiel says:

    I learned that before his dream was realized, the author passed away 🙁

  95. rachel0 says:

    created by a former disney!

  96. mary renshaw says:

    I learned that the Athur Vallee worked for The Disney company in the 40’s

  97. kathy pease says:

    Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms all over the world. In his memory, we made a promise as a family to do everything we could to bring the story of this adorable, innocent, and loving bunny to light.

  98. Rosey says:

    Unfortunately, Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms all over the world. In his memory, we made a promise as a family to do everything we could to bring the story of this adorable, innocent, and loving bunny to light.

    How nice to have such a dedicated group of folks around you. It sounds like he was a very lucky man.

  99. I love that this book helps children with being bullied for being different. Our world is crazy and the tools to bullying have gotten way out of hand. We all have been bullied for sure at sometime in our lives and I believe it continues in adult hood.

  100. Michaela R says:

    I like and learned that this book was written in hopes to help with bullying.

  101. Jennifer Sykes says:

    I loved the idea of this book, I think every child should own it. My only question is why was this book only published a few years ago?

  102. Kelly D says:

    I like that Rainbow Rabbit teaches us we must remain true to who we are. My daughter loves rainbows!

  103. dawn says:

    Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93
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  104. Becky says:

    I love the message of acceptance in this book.

  105. Beverly M says:

    A nice book for children to read, it teaches about children that are bullied by other children, because they are “different”. Thanks for having the contest!

  106. Lisa L says:

    I like that the lesson learned in the book is that we must remain true to who we are, no matter what the obstacles or pressures might be in our path.

  107. Erika P. says:

    I like that it teaches kids about diversity and tolerance.

  108. Gianna says:

    Unfortunately, Arthur passed away in 2010 at the age of 93 before he could realize the dream of having his book read in classrooms all over the world. In his memory, we made a promise as a family to do everything we could to bring the story of this adorable, innocent, and loving bunny to light.