LITTLE LOST RABBIT FINDS A FAMILY by Lemniscates

LITTLE LOST RABBIT FINDS A FAMILY

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Age Range: 3 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An abandoned bunny doesn’t stay homeless for long in this understated, simply illustrated import.

Venturing out into “their” vegetable patch with baskets under their arms one day, the Bunnybig family hears loud noises (“CATACRACK, CRASH, CRASH!”). Investigating, they see the neighboring rabbits being run off by tractors. Spotting a droopy refugee on the other side of the garden fence the next morning, the littlest Bunnybig quickly enlists help from everyone to dig a hole and to adopt a new Bunnybig into the clan. In the spare art, which looks like cut-paper collage with bits of added brushwork, a tap activates twitching bunny ears or a drifting cloud, makes figures move a few inches or nibble on a carrot, along with like restrained animations. Optionally read by a sympathetic narrator, the equally spare text is available in English, Spanish or Catalan. Though navigation isn’t as seamless as it might be—touching small carrots in the lower corners moves the story ahead or back, but an unlabeled sun in the middle flips the story back to the opening screen, willy-nilly—and at just 12 scenes, the tale seems barely begun before it’s done, the overall feeling of warmth and welcome will leave all but the most hardhearted audiences smiling.

Brief, but loaded with appeal for younger readers and pre-readers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)


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Pub Date: March 31st, 2012
Publisher: iLUBUC
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2012




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