Little Rabbit Couldn't Sleep

Little Rabbit Couldn't Sleep

by Beth Shoshan, Sarah Arnold
     
 

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Little Rabbit is getting very tired, but he can't go to sleep - not without the big silver moon keeping watch over him in the sky. So Little Rabbit waits for the moon to rise. And he waits, and he waits some more. "How long?" he asks a nearby flower, then a shimmering lake, and a long winding path. But nobody seems to know. Little Rabbit begins to think the moon…  See more details below

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Little Rabbit is getting very tired, but he can't go to sleep - not without the big silver moon keeping watch over him in the sky. So Little Rabbit waits for the moon to rise. And he waits, and he waits some more. "How long?" he asks a nearby flower, then a shimmering lake, and a long winding path. But nobody seems to know. Little Rabbit begins to think the moon might never come. Curling up, he finally falls asleep, just as a large silvery disc slides silently into the night sky. Arnold's tender illustrations give Little Rabbit and his natural surroundings human-like qualities that children will love.

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A restless rabbit wants the moon to come so he can sleepy snugly. The sun is warm and comforting, but as night nears the day darkens and cools. Little Rabbit decides to wait for the moon, which he's sure will watch over him. He gets sleepier and sleepier; he can barely stay awake! In turn, a pretty flower, a clear lake, a long and winding path, a gentle wind and the rolling hills all help the time go by for Little Rabbit by offering their perspectives. And when the "most perfect" moon does arrive, Little Rabbit has already nodded off. The text of Shoshan's gentle nature tale is crisp and accessible, though her verb usage occasionally tips into preciosity: The lake "shimmer[s]," the road "twist[s]," the wind "breeze[s]" when they talk to Little Rabbit. Arnold's depiction of Little Rabbit, an adorable puffball, all head and expressive eyes, who looks like a brisk wind could blow him away, adds appeal and aptly matches the target toddler readership. (Picture book. 2-5)

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ISBN-13:
9781561486724
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
22
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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