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Let's Make Rabbits (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Let's Make Rabbits (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Leo Lionni
 

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“Let's, make rabbits,” says the scissors to the pencil, and, before the reader’s eyes, two rabbits appear—one drawn by the pencil, the other cut from brightly patterned paper by the scissors. When the rabbits are hungry, the scissors and the pencil provide paper carrots. But one day the taste of a real carrot leads to a magical surprise.

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“Let's, make rabbits,” says the scissors to the pencil, and, before the reader’s eyes, two rabbits appear—one drawn by the pencil, the other cut from brightly patterned paper by the scissors. When the rabbits are hungry, the scissors and the pencil provide paper carrots. But one day the taste of a real carrot leads to a magical surprise. This imaginative tale is being reissued in celebration of fourtime Caldecott Honor Book winner Leo Lionni’s 100th anniversary.

“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

Editorial Reviews

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 - 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606124218
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books. 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.