Serena has a bunny ("Bunna") that she sleeps with since she was a baby. Like Abilene, she loves Bunna fiercely, and believes wholeheartedly that Bunna loves her and needs her. After the story, she said that maybe she could give her Bunna to her own "daughter or son" one day, and Bunna would go from "generation to generation". I don't know if Serena got all those themes I got in the story, but from the way she was absorbed in the emotional journey of Edward Tulane, I know she understands the intensity of love and friendship, simply by living it.
Friday, January 14, 2011
We just finished listening to the audiobook "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo. We both LOVED it. The book is about a china rabbit, named Edward Tulane, who got lost and his journey way home. It is a story about love - pride & vanity kept Edward from returning his owner Abilene's love; having lived in the bottom of the sea and on a garbage heap humbled him; humility opened his heart to love; the pain of losing those he has learnt to love hardened his heart; wisdom from a century-old doll gave him hope; and hope opened his heart to love again and brought him home.