CARROT NOSE by Jan Wahl

CARROT NOSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is a bunny who would rather eat rocks than carrots, and who finally becomes so fed up with carrots that he rushes into the garden and pulls up the entire patch. Well, he doesn't get away with it, for a displeased ""carrot elf"" appears from nowhere to punish him with a carrot nose--which sticks straight out from his face, ""makes it kind of hard to put his sweater on,"" and gets him in and out of a number of fixes as absurd as the basic situation. All his encounters get the bunny nowhere except back in bed next morning with his own nose on, but Marshall comes up with a parting twist of the screw--a solicitous mother rabbit standing by the bed with his morning glass of carrot juice. Happily, Wahl's deadpan foolishness is right on Marshall's wavelength, and even without the artists's sly asides, that incongruous carrot nose is good for a new laugh with each turn of the page.

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1978
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux