RABBIT by Magali Attiogbé

RABBIT

From the "Tales from Nature" series
illustrated by
Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The littlest readers are introduced to a rabbit and a bird in this board book and its companion, respectively.

A big, round die-cut hole on the cover allows readers to see the title character inside. Cheery, pastel-colored illustrations depict smiling creatures in a garden. The white rabbit informs readers (via an uncredited text), “I like to go for a walk in the garden… / …where I find crunchy vegetables!” The conclusion of the phrase is hidden behind a die-cut half-page. Peekaboo die cuts are at times used humorously, as in “My droppings are round”—readers see the brown-colored circles left behind by the rabbit. But an accurate informational book this is not. Aside from arctic rabbits, garden-variety rabbits are brown and would never allow a human to pet them on the head. Reproduction is approached in a magical way. In one spread the rabbit tells readers: “At the end of winter, I meet a pretty doe.” Turn the page, and the next spread announces: “Here are our little baby rabbits.” Bird has a similar presentation in form and illustrations as its companion. The reproduction sequence, though, is a little more elaborate: “I meet a little bird. I am in love. / I am resting in my nest. / I have laid three eggs. / My baby birds are born!”

Sweet and light—but not very enlightening. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: March 6th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68297-331-8
Page count: 18pp
Publisher: QEB Publishing
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2018




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