Monday, April 8, 2013

The Little Gray Bunny

The Little Gray Bunny
By Barbara Barbieri McGrath; illustrated by Violet Kim
Charlesbridge, 2013. Unpaged. Picture book.

Based on the fable of The Little Red Hen, a gray bunny, lamb, turtle, and duck all live together in a barn. The bunny is hardworking and always asks his companions for help, but of course, they pretend to mishear him or flat-out refuse. On top of all the usual chores, he also manages all the Easter prep, too. When he has a special egg hunt, his friends are suddenly all too happy to help, but the bunny has an unusual surprise in store for them!

Bright, simple illustrations using watercolor, pen, and gouache compliment the story well. This is a nice alternative to the traditional Red Hen tale and a great choice for Easter!

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