My Little Sister Ate One Hare

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In this uproariously funny counting book, illustrated by popular artist Kevin Hawkes, a ravenous little sister eats everything from one hare to ten peas. Now in Dragonfly, this is the perfect book for any kid who loves to giggle (and who doesn't?) and parents who love to hear them.  

Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.

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Overview

In this uproariously funny counting book, illustrated by popular artist Kevin Hawkes, a ravenous little sister eats everything from one hare to ten peas. Now in Dragonfly, this is the perfect book for any kid who loves to giggle (and who doesn't?) and parents who love to hear them.  

Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this zany, cumulative counting book, the narrator's ravenous sister devoursand manages to keep downsome decidedly unorthodox delicacies: "My little sister ate 3 ants./ She even ate their underpants./ She ate 2 snakes. She ate 1 hare./ We thought she'd throw up then and there./ But she didn't." Four shrews (plus their "smelly socks and shoes"), five bats, six mice, seven polliwogs, eight worms and nine lizards don't interfere a whit with the insatiable child's digestive system... until she makes the mistake of eating 10 peas and everything comes back up, alive and well. Yes, Grossman's (Cowboy Ed) concept is, well, gross, but it's certainly of the kid-tickling variety. The rhyme and zippy rhythm never falter as Hawkes's (The Enormous Snore) equally offbeat art shows the widemouthed girl chowing down in some humorous guises: as a snake charmer swallowing her subjects; as a pirate making the doomed shrews walk the plank... into her mouth; as a cowgirl sauting leaping lizards in a skillet. Other piquant details include the shocked expressions on the tasty victims' faces and the droll words printed on the girl's sweatshirt, "Save the Whales (For Dessert)." For those who are not quick to get queasy, enjoying this feast will surely be easy. Ages 3-7. (Aug.)
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Kaleidoscopic colors and outrageous perspectives decorate a zany, cumulative rhyme in the best tradition of The Old Lady Who Swallowed the Fly. This counting tale will tickle toddlers and preschoolers as it rides along the acceptable edge of ever-popular bathroom humor. Big-eyed little sister has a strong constitution when it comes to icky, squirmy food choices. It's veggies that prove her undoing. And young readers will be counting on that.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A counting book that talks about swallowing slimy creatures, ant's underpants, and regurgitation, and has outrageous illustrations is a guaranteed success with the primary-grade crowd. The cumulative rhyme has the irreverence of Silverstein or Prelutsky and the art has the rollicking humor of Lane Smith. A young magician, the narrator's sister, puts on a show, eating one hare, two snakes, etc. She isn't grossed out by consuming any bat or shrew, but give her nutritious food and watch out. The text is enriched by the inclusion of just parts of previous number rhymes, so the narrative doesn't become totally repetitive. The "low fat" worm jar with our heroine dressed as a chicken and the shrews walking the sword "plank" into oral doom are just two of the priceless pictures. The anticipated ending is awesome with stunned critters everywhere, even on the audience of the magic show. One of the biggest treats in teaching is listening to youngsters laugh, and laugh they will at My Little Sister Ate One Hare! Bravo! Encore!-Mollie Bynum, formerly at Chester Valley Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517885765
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 152,073
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 9.97 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Highly recommended!!

    This was my daugther's favorite book when she was younger. It is funny and holds their attention but it is one that parents don't get tired of read to them either .... I just wish it was a nookbook so I could read it to my nieces and nephews..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2002

    Excellent Book For the Whole Family

    This book is a good counting book for kids and it is funny so it keeps their attention. I have a 2 1/2 and a 1 1/12 year old and they loved it. Also, my sister in law read this book out loud at our family Christmas party with about 45 people of all ages and it was a huge hit with everyone. Five Stars all the way

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2002

    Super for All Ages

    I have used this book for grades K-5, and all are entertained. This is one of my all time personal favorites, and when I talk to librarians, they agree. Excellent for vocabulary developemnt in older ELS students. My little sister ate one hare, we thought she would throw up right then and there...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2002

    fabulous book!!!

    counting book that educates kids as well as reduces them to hysterics ... my daughter and I finish the book laughing each time we read it ... LOVE IT

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