Edward Tulane is not just any ordinary rabbit. He is a rabbit made of china, belonging to the girl Abilene. And he is not just any ordinary china rabbit either. He has soft velvet ears, real whiskers, a fine silk suit, and a watch on a golden watch chain that keeps time.
“Wait for me, Edward,” says Abilene every day before going to school, “I will be home when the little hand points to the 3, and the big hand points to the 1.”
But Edward did not care when she came home. He liked sitting in front of the window each day, because he could see his reflection in the window. This was Edward’s life, and that was the way he liked it.
Until something goes terribly, terribly wrong and turns his world upside-down, beginning Edward on a journey in which he learns to love.
This book is supposed to be a kid’s book, but I have listened to it on audio so many times that I might remember some by heart. It touches me every time, and I always always cry.
Definitely my number one DiCamillo book (she is the author of The Tale of Desperaux and Because of Winn-Dixie, both of which are wonderful books as well). A great read and audio for any age.
Overall Rating: 5/5
Audience: Ages 0 and up