MOON RABBIT by Natalie Russell

MOON RABBIT

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Age Range: 3 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this tale spun as sweet as sugar (previously published in the United Kingdom), a little rabbit enjoys her city life. She has her apartment, her favorite café and her peaceful spot in the park. Her life would be perfect except that when she gazes out at the moon she finds herself lonely. One day she meets Brown Rabbit, who plays music in the park. They hit it off and after what borders on a romantic weekend together (they have picnics, dance all night, watch the sunrise), Little Rabbit starts to long for her city life. Brown Rabbit can’t imagine anything more beautiful than the park. But Little Rabbit stays true to herself and returns home. No need for tears though. Brown Rabbitt comes to visit the next day. It’s all uplifting and well-paced, but a tad predictable. What really stands out are the gentle black-lined drawings resting comfortably in a patchwork of printed images. Vintage-looking patterns decorate shades, vases, even trees and create an experience as pleasant as tea and a scone. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-670-01170-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2009




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