FLOPPY EARS by Ruth Louise Symes


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Age Range: 3 - 6
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A ho-hum story with rather pretty illustrations, this is also afflicted with Silly Name Syndrome, as big sibling bunny Twitchy Nose is told he cannot go out and play unless s/he takes small sibling Floppy Ears. Twitchy Nose and friends play racing, and hoping and jumping, but each time they tell Floppy Ears that s/he’s too little, so “You can watch.” And watch Floppy Ears does, so when friends Sneezer and Bendy Whiskers depart, it’s Floppy Ears who, by watching, sees the fox and alerts Twitchy Nose so they can both hide under a blackberry bush. When they get home, Twitchy Nose wants Floppy Ears to come out and play the next day (they do not tell the Fox story to Mummy Rabbit). The delicately colored pictures are full of flowers, grasses and small creatures besides the bunnies, and the coney hearth is cozy as could be, but there’s not a lot of there there. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-84255-264-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orion/Trafalgar
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2005


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