THE RESTLESS RABBIT by

THE RESTLESS RABBIT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story line is familiar to the point of What? Again? with nothing in the conception or the execution to seduce the eye or ear to yet another bout with the It's-Better-to-be-Yourself message. This rabbit would rather be a kangaroo. With a gunnysack tied around his middle, he hops off collecting stones in the makeshift pouch. He is accompanied at first by a mouse (with Mickey ears and Orphan Annie eyes) and later by a bird (drawn as a Woody Woodpecker gone to pot). Their conversation with the would-be kangaroo has the tone of indulgent forbearance that any normal adult would employ with any idiot. The rabbit abandons his new identity when the mouse muses that a kangaroo would be too happy for the boat ride the mouse is planning. From the illustrations, a better title suggests itself ... The Badly Battered Bunny. Inked lines are scratched on filled and overlaid with weak, watery blue, pink and green.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1966
Publisher: McGraw-Hill-Whittlesey