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RABBIT EARS by Amber Stewart


by Amber Stewart & illustrated by Laura Rankin

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: March 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-58234-959-2
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Sometimes all it takes is the example of someone slightly older to encourage children to try new things. Hopscotch knows he likes chocolate cake, his stuffed bunny, Rabbity, and building tall towers with his blocks. He also knows what he doesn’t like and at the top of that list is having his ears washed. His mother tries encouraging, pleading, even tricking, but only a visit from his older cousin, Bobtail, helps to change his mind. Wanting to be old enough to spend the night at Bobtail’s house, Hopscotch decides to follow his lead and try washing his own ears. To his surprise it’s not nearly as bad as he had thought. Illustrations rendered in bright acrylics feature the endearing rabbit eating with chocolate-covered whiskers; playing make-believe in the garden; and fussing in the bathtub. Few preschoolers will not be able to find a kindred spirit in this little bunny. (Picture book. 4-7)