Rabbit's Snow Dance
Selfish Rabbit, who wants to eat the highest, tenderest leaves, uses his gifts of dance and drumming to make it snow in the summer so he can climb on the snow to reach those tasty top leaves, ignoring the needs of the other forest animals. When Rabbit falls asleep at the top the snow melts and he learns his lesson when he awakes and falls to the ground, losing his long, fluffy tail. This humorous, visually engaging adaptation of an Iroquois legend will appeal to young students and can be used for read-aloud to connect with themes of respect, empathy, patience, listening to others, and community responsibility.
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