BRAVE JACK by Dave Saunders


Age Range: 2 - 6
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 Jack, the lithe brown wild rabbit who hops alertly through Dave Saunders's handsome paintings, has big plans for a feast in the cabbage patch. One by one, his farm friends warn him of ``a wicked old man,'' ``a fierce farmer,'' or ``a great flapping monster'' guarding the cabbages, but Jack is undeterred: ``Follow, if you dare!'' There is something looming in the field, looking especially terrible in the oncoming night that has gradually deepened Saunders's gorgeous palette as the story has progressed--but it's only a scarecrow. The simple plot, with language nicely varied in the repeated warnings, makes for a novel and suspenseful way to review some barnyard friends--who are especially welcome as depicted in the splendidly evocative, beautifully crafted art. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: March 31st, 1993
ISBN: 0-02-781073-9
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1993


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