A very French story (translation not credited) that speaks directly to kids' universal aversion to adult condescension: Jack...

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DON'T CALL ME LITTLE BUNNY

A very French story (translation not credited) that speaks directly to kids' universal aversion to adult condescension: Jack Carrot is so fed up with verbal pats on the head that he resolves to become ""most rascally"" and robs a bank--with not only a pistol but a bow and arrow, a dagger, and a sword. Jailed, he meets Jim Radish (who killed a hunter who was trying to eat him); they escape, but must hide out (with Grandfather's help) till the police forget about them. The author's vigorous story is humorously extended by the bold illustrations--stylized rabbits with very long, expressive ears; dramatic groves of birches; and generous use of rich black, especially in the prison scenes. Imaginative and stimulating.

Pub Date: Oct. 31, 1988

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1988