Letters from Felix: A Little Rabbit on a World Tour

Book review by
Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Stuffed bunny writes home about world adventures.

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age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Violence & scariness

Sophie is upset when Felix is lost.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this story is a charming excuse for the travelogue, but the letters are endlessly fascinating.

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Kid, 11 years old May 24, 2010
Kid, 11 years old February 9, 2009

Great book for little kids!

Great book for little kids and shares the true meaning of great things. My little sister (she's 3) loved it. I read it to her a week ago and she laughed an... Continue reading

What's the story?

After Felix, Sophie's stuffed rabbit toy, disappears at the airport, Sophie starts receiving letters from him as he travels around the world. This first entry in the series sets the format -- Felix travels somewhere and sends back letters, which are enclosed in little envelopes glued into the book. Rarely is learning so enchanting.

Is it any good?

There are few children, or parents, who can resist this captivating idea. This book, which contains actual letters from Felix that look handwritten and can be taken out of their envelopes, adds an extra layer of magic. Parents will be equally charmed by Sophie's large, ragamuffin family, and by the doses of learning that the book gives so painlessly. It inspires children in so many ways -- to find out more about the places Felix visits, to imagine adventures for their own favorite toys, and to create letters written by them.

Little details in the pictures tell stories of their own. For example, after Felix is lost, Sophie's little sister, Lena, draws her a picture of Felix to cheer her up. Nine pages later that same is picture hanging beside Sophie's bunk bed. Felix's suitcase keeps acquiring more stickers, which can be found in the suitcase at the end. It's the cleverness and attention to detail that keep kids poring over this book until it becomes dog-eared.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about when toys take off on vacation. Have you ever lost a toy? Did you ever get a letter from him or her? Can you pretend you are your favorite toy and write a letter about your toy adventures? What was the favorite letter you ever got?

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