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The Black Rabbit (2013)

by Philippa Leathers(Favorite Author)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 3
076365714X (ISBN13: 9780763657147)
Candlewick Press
review 1: This is a delightful new debut picture book by author/illustrator Phillippa Leathers. It begins with wonderful end pages that show a map which has a trail that leads us through the story. It would be a great way for kids to retell the story after hearing it a time or two. The premise is that, as this adorable little white rabbit emerges from his burrow on a sunny day, he is frightened by an enormous black rabbit. Not knowing it is simply his shadow, he tries to run from it, hide from it and swim away from it. When he finally dashes into the "deep, dark forest", he is rewarded. However a much worse fate awaits him. Find out how his shadow saves the day in this simple yet satisfying picture book. The illustrations are wonderful as is the text. Children of all ages will love ... moreit. The size of the book is "just right" too - not too big and not too small - just the right size for small hands.
review 2: I saw this book on the bookshelf this morning while I was pulling the hold list for the library and I had to pick it up and read it because I was just at the The Black Rabbit by the Arundel Castle in England. I'm not sure if there is a history in England of a black rabbit but I found it interesting that the author is from England and still lives there with her family and animals. Anyways...it is a great picture book!!! Monica should read it for me during storytime since I can't do it anymore :( less
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A cute story for a story time on shadows; with sweet illustrations.2014 2 x 2 Reading List
Good for talking with kids about fear and how to conquer it or transform it.
this would be great around Easter....a rabbit book unrelated to the holiday
Such a cute little book about a rabbit and his shadow!
Used this book in a storytime program on shadows.
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