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First let me say that I am a Pat the Bunny fan. We bought Pat the Christmas Bunny for our daughter last Christmas because she liked the regular Pat the Bunny book so well. Unfortunately, after two Christmas seasons, I've concluded that this book lacks the charm of the original-- she never reaches for it and frequently loses interest in the middle of a reading. One point of criticism is that the interactive activities are not very engaging. As with the original, there is a page to pet Pat the bunny, who is wearing a holiday scarf, but surely they could shake things up a bit and be more inventive. Other activities include a paper pencil to write a Christmas list, a tobogan to pull, a page where you lift Judy's arm to put the star on the tree, and a candy cane to sniff, but my daughter doesn't seem to care much about any of them. Another criticism of this book is that it is not especially durable, in particular for a book that markets itself to younger children. I have to closely monitor her so that she doesn't rip the tobogan off its track. Simply put, Pat the bunny deserves a better Christmas adaptation...one that retains the charm of the original. If you are a Pat fan, you'll still want to have this in your Christmas collection, but there are better interactive Christmas books out there that I would buy first. For example, check out David Carter's two Christmas books.
Pat the Bunny was my childrens' favorite book. Now, with my new grandson coming to spend his first Christmas with me, I have found the perfect gift. And let me just say - that plush bunny is the SOFTEST THING EVER!