Embarrassed about his unusual ears, the rabbit keeps to himself; his only friend is the moon. Going out into the world, he takes up several professions (chimney sweep, baker, gardener, clown), each time concealing his ears under an appropriate hat; each time, however, the hat falls off, and he is derided. Finally, observing himself and his friend the moon in a pond, he decides that he is proud to be himself; his new pride banishes everyone else's derision. This rather European, highly moral (and not wholly accurate) tale is told with grace. The watercolor illustrations, showing various animals dressed like people and behaving like them, are proficiently executed, full of energy and humorous detail. Worth a try with the picture-book group.
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