Small Finds a Home – Celestine and the Hare
Author and Illustrator: Karin Celestine
BUY – Small Finds A Home
Fun, friendship and kindness, hallmark the Celestine and the Hare series which are perfect for 3 – 5 year old’s.
Children will love the little felt animals in the Celestine and the Hare tribe and the activities at the end of each book.
Super sweet and filled with many kind thoughts and actions, it models sharing and putting others before yourself sometimes.
This wee story is about the discovery of something…well…small. A creature so little that he doesn’t remember what he is or where he came from. Lost in the woods, he hid under a piece of bark hoping someone would find him…and someone did.
One beautiful morning Baby Weasus (an orphaned Weasel found at Christmas), packed a rug and teapot and set off for a picnic. The bilberries would be ripe now and she loves how they made her tongue blue.
While picking berries she discovers the little creature and they enjoy a lovely picnic together. When it is time to go Baby Weasus invites Small to come and live with her tribe of woolly friends. She feels sure Emily will say yes.
“I have a spare bed made out of birch bark you can have.” she says.
Like any kind mother collecting her children from a garden adventure, Emily arrives to help carry the heavy things home. She agrees that Small may come to live with them if he has no home to go to now.
Turns out that Baby Weasus does not have a spare bed. Without letting Small know, she gives him her bed and sleeps on the floor. Emily is so proud of the little weasel’s act of kindness that she prepares a surprise of her own.
Working long into the night Emily weaves a beautiful wool hammock and lifts the sleeping child up into it. A very happy ending filled with love, thanks and an exciting craft activity.
Emily shows children how to weave wool with sticks. Two makes a great teddy scarf and adding more sticks make a wider woven square, perfect for bags, blankets or possibly a hat!