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WE’RE RABBITS! by Lisa Westberg Peters


by Lisa Westberg Peters & illustrated by Jeff Mack

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: March 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-15-204671-2
Publisher: Harcourt

Peter Rabbit has nothing on these three flop-eared foragers: “We nibble the leaves, then gobble the peas. We munch on the cabbages and crunchy red radishes. We EAT and EAT and EAT. Uh-oh.” Uh-oh indeed: here comes the angry gardener. Mack uses long brush strokes to create a trio of irresistibly cute, furry bunnies, who lead the gardener on a wild chase before tumbling into her very lap. No Mr. MacGregor, she then tries to buy them off with old and damaged vegetables. As if. But she’s not done, for when the rabbits scamper insouciantly back to their woodpile, they find a carrot-y surprise waiting. A new- or pre-reader’s delight, this pairs big, simple, multicolored words to sunny garden scenes replete with luscious looking edibles. Yum. (Picture book. 3-6)