HATTIE RABBIT by Dick Gackenbach


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Gackenbach's Hattie Rabbit does have an uncomely, vulnerable sort of charm, though the fact that all her rabbit friends look the same reduces her appeal--and the two stories devised for her here aren't much more individualized. In the first, Hattie wishes her mother had a long neck like Little Giraffe's mother, a long nose like the Elephant's mother, and funny feet like Mrs. Chicken's--only to consider the implications and appreciate her own mother's features. The second--which has Hattie tricking all her friends for nickels until, friendless, she decides to spend the whole 25¢ take on Peanut Brittle to win them back--is just as familiar in outline, tho Hattie's swindles are crummy enough so that this one could meet willing beginners half way.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1976
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harper & Row