Children's LiteratureLouanne Pig is an only child who wishes to be part of a bigger family. She wistfully gazes across the backyard fence at her neighbor, George, and his large family of rabbits. Louanne gets her chance to be part of this big, bustling family when her parents must go out of town for the weekend, entrusting Louanne's care to George's family. Louanne is thrilled with the adventure until she discovers that George's sister has eaten the jelly beans Louanne had tucked in her suitcase, she can't get a moment to play with George alone and she can't find a quiet place to read amongst the din of the rabbit family. Louanne discovers that, although a big family is just right for George, Louanne's small family is perfect for her. Carlson's lively art and infusion of humor makes this a delightful story for readers of many ages. 2004, Carolrhoda Books, Ages 4 to 8.