Let's Make Rabbits

Let's Make Rabbits

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by Leo Lionni
     
 

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Leo Lionni is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than 40 children’s picture books, including Frederick, Swimmy, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, Fish Is Fish, and many other beloved books. He died in 1999 at age 89.
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Leo Lionni is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than 40 children’s picture books, including Frederick, Swimmy, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, Fish Is Fish, and many other beloved books. He died in 1999 at age 89.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fabricated by a creative pencil and pair of scissors, two jolly bunnies make a surprising discovery in this characteristic bit of Lionnian whimsy. Ages 3-8. (Mar.)
Publishers Weekly
Caldecott Honor artist Leo Lionni's Let's Make Rabbits is tailor-made for a board book. Simple line drawings and cut-paper collage artwork illustrate the bare bones tale of a pencil and a pair of scissors that craft two bunnies who become "the best of friends." (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Leo Leonni was a master at creating very enjoyable picture books for kids. While some picture books do not translate well into board book format, this one works very well. It's simple art—a rabbit drawn with a pencil and the other made from cut paper become fast friends. When hungry, they ask for help and tasty carrots are created. When they call for more after a little nap, a real carrot appears. We know it's real because, like the two bunnies at the end of the story, it has a shadow and only real objects can cast a shadow. A delightful book that can now be enjoyed by the very young.
—Marilyn Courtot
From the Publisher
“A wonderful combination of collage and pencil drawing provides a lesson in art appreciation as well as a tribute to imaginative reality.” —School Library Journal

“Fabricated by a creative pencil and pair of scissors, two jolly bunnies make a surprising discovery in this characteristic bit of Lionnian whimsy.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394851969
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/12/1982
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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Let's Make Rabbits 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
One or two sentences per page make this easy reading for young readers; good for first or second graders to read on their own. A fable that is sure to delight and fascinate readers is in this book "Let's Make Rabbits." *Great for inspiring youth to enjoy using their imagination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my son today and I seemed to be more impressed by the art than he, as well as the idea of the two rabbits. A very creative idea for a children's book.