Little Rabbit's Baby Brother

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 Manushkin uses the characters created by Lucy Bate in Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth (Crown, 1975) to build a new story. Although characterized as a sequel, the book lacks the quality of story line found in the original. Little Rabbit is faced with the prospect of a new sibling. The usual problems occur when the new arrival receives all of the attention and forces the usual changes and problems associated with new babies. However, readers will not be convinced of either Little Rabbit's jealousy or of her decision to be a loving, caring big sister because of the way in which the story skips from one idea to another. More convincing are de Groat's colorful illustrations of Little Rabbit's changing emotions, of wonderful details, and of homey scenes. An adequate, although not inspired introduction to encourage discussion about how children might feel about having some competition. The parents are reassuring, the outcome is as expected, and de Groat's illustrations are superb. Pamela T. Childs, Westover Hills Elemenary School, Richmond, Va.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517078792
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991

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