BLUE RABBIT AND FRIENDS by Christopher Wormell

BLUE RABBIT AND FRIENDS

Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Wormell (An Alphabet of Animals, 1990, etc.) proves that occasionally, the grass is greener elsewhere, at least for three friends who switch homes, and a fourth, who leaves town. Blue Rabbit is discontented with his cave in a forest (which, to children, will be recognizable as a dark area behind some blocks and toys); in his search for better digs, he encounters Bear, sitting in what appears to be an upside-down, water-filled Frisbee. Bear is also unhappy in his habitat; so is Goose, living in a doghouse that smells of old bones, and Dog, whose home seems to be a daisy-covered bedspread. Blue Rabbit successfully relocates his new friends, but finds that he needs the open road and adventure. Those who need a comforting predictability in their stories will be satisfied, but so, too, will be those seeking surprise. The author’s bold linoleum block prints complement the several planes of the plot, all of which are amply appealing. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-8037-2499-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1999




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