Thursday, February 2, 2017
Hopping to America, by Diana Pishner Walker, earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Joby Riepules, a young rabbit, and his family took a very long trip across the ocean from Italy to live in America. The family soon became a part of the community where they lived and worked on a farm. The Riepules family slowly came to feel at home in America, but they still loved and missed Italy along with the family, friends, and traditions they had left behind.
Hopping to America teaches young readers about immigrant families, their hopes and dreams and the longing they sometimes have for their homeland. This heartwarming tale of a tightly-knit family of rabbits will help youngsters gain empathy and a better understanding of what immigrants experience when they come to America. Expressive illustrations by Ashley Teets are a wonderful addition to this book which is recommended for home and school libraries.
LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval http://www.clcawards.org