Cute

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Everyone says Toby is cute. But Toby is tired of being cute. He wants to change his image. He starts with a pair of cool shades, but they don't seem to do the trick. He'll have to find other ways to look tough. When he nearly crashes his motorcycle right into the zebra crossing, Toby is struck by love at first sight. Will his tough-guy image help him win the heart of his girl?

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Overview

Everyone says Toby is cute. But Toby is tired of being cute. He wants to change his image. He starts with a pair of cool shades, but they don't seem to do the trick. He'll have to find other ways to look tough. When he nearly crashes his motorcycle right into the zebra crossing, Toby is struck by love at first sight. Will his tough-guy image help him win the heart of his girl?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz
Toby, a saucy rabbit, hates being called "cute." Wanting to change his image, he first tries sunglasses and a new walk, but he is still "cute." Then, he tries a pierced ear and a tattoo, which has his friends shaking their heads. Doing a wheelie on his new motorbike seems to fix the new Toby. But when "cute" Tara is frightened of him and calls him a creep, Toby is shocked. He soon sheds his "cool stuff." When he brings her flowers, she doesn't recognize him as the creep and finds him "soft, fuzzy, and very cute," just as he thought her. They build a cozy life together. To no one's surprise, their baby rabbits are small and fuzzy. But they are also very…NAUGHTY! Many views of Toby dance across the endpapers, and they are all very cute. The illustrations place him in a variety of double-page settings, amid many others who share his space enjoying engaging and amusing activities. Watercolors and inked outlines show many details, particularly in the fun of those naughty bunnies. The moral, of course, is to be yourself.
School Library Journal

PreS-K
Toby is "a very cute rabbit." Everyone says so. The only problem is that he doesn't want to be seen as cute and decides to make a change. Sunglasses, a pierced ear, and a tattoo aren't quite enough, so he acquires a motorcycle, a helmet, and a long brown coat. He thinks he looks "cool," but when an attractive girl rabbit calls him a "creep," Toby realizes his mistake and decides that being cute wasn't so bad after all. There's not much of a story here: Toby makes a change, decides against it, reverts back, and wins the girl. The changes happen too quickly and there's not enough conflict to elicit interest. Softly hued illustrations are the highlight of this slight selection. They are filled with minute details of life in Toby's community. The animals, their homes, and the fields of wildflowers are charming. For a more entertaining story about self-acceptance, read Keiko Kasza's The Pigs' Picnic (Putnam, 1992).
—Maryann H. OwenCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
A little rabbit's new macho image comes to a crashing halt when he encounters a feminine force. Everyone thinks Toby's a "very cute rabbit," but Toby hates being "cute" and opts for a tough new look. When Toby struts around wearing cool shades, his friends just laugh. But they stop laughing when Toby appears with a pierced ear, a tattoo on his arm and a growl. Encouraged, Toby completes his manly makeover, sporting a helmet and cape astride a loud motorbike. Barely able to maneuver a stop at the Zebra crossing, Toby's biker antics frighten Tara who tells him in no uncertain terms to "get lost, creep." Besotted with Tara who is also "very cute," Toby instantly trashes his biker paraphernalia to woo Tara with cuteness. The "cute" illustrations reinforce the "just be yourself" message by highlighting Toby's hilarious transformation from "cute" rabbit to demon biker. Indeed, from the end pages featuring cameos of Toby strutting his stuff to the domestic details of Toby's rabbit home, this one's just plain cute. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590785058
  • Publisher: Lemniscaat USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 28
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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