ROSLYN RUTABAGA AND THE BIGGEST HOLE ON EARTH! by Marie-Louise Gay
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ROSLYN RUTABAGA AND THE BIGGEST HOLE ON EARTH!

Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Roslyn Rutabaga wakes up one morning with a grand plan: She wants to dig the Biggest Hole on Earth. Maybe it will even lead to the South Pole! She crunches down her carrot flakes and sets to work. But before she digs very far, an angry worm pops up and yells at her for digging up his front yard. Then she accidentally wakes a grouchy mole from his slumber. And finally, just when she thinks she’s found a Triceratops’s big-toe bone, a grumbling dog comes and snatches his dinner away. Roslyn flops back into the hole, defeated. She’s never going to meet a penguin now. But then her dad walks by and marvels at her work. The hole may not have reached the South Pole, but it does happen to be the perfect place for a picnic! With smudgy brown dirt flying and bits of carrots, leaves, boots and bugs (and at one point suggestive Chinese characters) strewn about in Gay’s torn-paper–and–mixed-media renderings, readers will find much to relish in the illustrations. Roslyn Rutabaga is one darned determined—and adorable—bunny. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-88899-994-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Groundwood
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2010




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