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Little white rabbit

by Henkes, Kevin

Hardcover (FollettBound)
Greenwillow Books, 2011

Price: $18.41

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As he hops along a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be green as grass, tall as fir trees, hard as rocks, and flutter like butterflies.

Booklist (November 15, 2010 (Vol. 107, No. 6))

Preschool-Grade 1. While hopping along, an inquisitive, energetic bunny imagines taking on the qualities of the things he sees. Bouncing through the grass, he wonders what it would be like to be green. Then he pictures himself as tall as trees, as immovable as rocks, and as free-flying as a butterfly. Alternating spreads show the little rabbit in each imagined state: mossy green and camouflaged; peering over the top of a pine. When danger appears in the form of a far-off cat, he scurries home, where his mother welcomes him in a warm hug. In keeping with the style of Henkes’ most recent picture books, such as My Garden (2010), the colored-pencil-and-acrylic art combines thick outlines with vibrant hues, here mostly in a soothing palette of green that fits the nature setting and the comforting tone. Design touches also extend the story: white borders frame the rabbit’s real-world adventures, while spreads illustrating his fantasies burst out to the very edges of the book in images as big and full as his dreams.

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Details

  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Pub. Date: January 25, 2011
  • Format:  Hardcover (FollettBound)
    28 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Age Range: Early PreK - Grade 2 (2-7 yrs.)
  • Reading Level: 2.7 (What’s this?)
  • ISBN-10: 0-06-200642-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-06-200642-4
  • Follett Number: 0032SS2
  • Language: English
  • Lexile: AD680L (What’s this?)

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