Friday, November 20, 2015

[BOOK REVIEW] Morris's Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells

Title:  Morris's Disappearing Bag

Author:  Rosemary Wells

Genre:  Magic / Family / Christmas / Humor

Year Published:1975

Year Read:  1993

Publisher:   Puffin Books

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 4+ (Nothing Objectionable)

I have read many books by Rosemary Wells ever since I was a child and this book is no exception! “Morris’s Disappearing Bag” is a children’s book by Rosemary Wells that is about a young bunny named Morris who had received a teddy bear that none of his siblings wanted to play with, but later on finds a mysterious package under the tree. “Morris’s Disappearing Bag” is a really cute book that children everywhere will definitely love!

Oh my goodness! This book has always been an adorable treat for me for many years! Rosemary Wells had done an excellent job at both illustrating and writing this cute story about sharing and what I really loved about Rosemary Wells’ writing is that it is cute and creative, especially during the part where Morris receives a gift that no other child could ever receive! I also enjoyed the theme of this story as it portrays the importance of sharing and I thought that it was really cute about the way that Morris shared his gift with his siblings after he receives the special gift. Rosemary Wells’ illustrations are extremely cute, especially of the images of Morris himself as being the youngest rabbit in the family, he is drawn with Christmas styled overalls that have hollies all over it and I loved the way that the rabbits all have round bodies and short little ears that really make them look extremely cute!

Probably the only con in this book is that Morris’s siblings seem to snub Morris because of his gift, even though Morris is too young to play with their toys. However, I think this situation is redeemed towards the end, but it would be great to see Morris’s siblings try to make an attempt at sharing with Morris so that way Morris would not feel left out.

Overall, “Morris’s Disappearing Bag” is a truly cute and great book for kids who love Christmas books and learning about how to share with siblings. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.

  • 1976 Irma Black Award

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