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Brown Rabbit in the City Hardcover – May 13, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (May 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670012343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670012343
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #604,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1—When Brown Rabbit travels by bus to the city for a highly anticipated visit with his friend Little Rabbit, things are spoiled by her busy schedule. "They went across busy streets, and in and out of many shops.... Brown Rabbit stopped to catch his breath and brush the dust from his ears. 'Hurry up!' called Little Rabbit." In the end, all is well as her exhausted and sad guest explains that he came to see her, not the city, and suggests that they spend the rest of the time together. This is an appealing treatment of a problem seldom addressed in children's books. The fact that Brown Rabbit's difficulty is with a friend, not a parent, is a nicely indirect approach, lessening the emotional intensity it might otherwise have. The smooth writing reads well aloud, and the charming illustrations add a gentle touch. Done with the process of screen printing, their soft colors and light, expressive lines expertly convey the feelings behind the story. A thoughtful and interesting choice.—Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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At the conclusion of Moon Rabbit (2009), Little Rabbit had returned to the city, leaving behind her beloved country friend, Brown Rabbit. But a visit was promised and here it is. Brown Rabbit, brandishing a bouquet of flowers, takes the bus into the metropolis, where sophisticated Little Rabbit, clutching her pink purse, commences a whirlwind tour: her favorite café, a skyscraper, the coolest art gallery, the whooshing underground subway. It's all pretty exciting, but Little Rabbit fails to notice how tired her companion has become. While she dances away at a nightclub, Brown Rabbit slips away to get something to eat, and only a late-night reconciliation brings the two together once more. Despite the use of the phrase “best friend,” this feels even more like a romance than the first one, but that doesn't take away from the sweet tone or the screenprint-style art, which works in the muted palette and patterned flourishes of fancy wedding invitations. The tender conclusion mirrors the first book with its evening serenade—complete with that iconic moon. Preschool-Grade 1. --Daniel Kraus

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen Post on January 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book picks up where "Moon Rabbit" (same author) leaves off.

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"Moon Rabbit" is a lovely book where a little white city rabbit, Little Rabbit, is lonely until she finds a friend, Brown Rabbit, who lives in a park outside the city where she (Little Rabbit) lives. The two rabbits have a great time together but eventually Little Rabbit misses the city and goes home--but she is no longer lonely because she now has Brown Rabbit as her friend and he is going to come visit her the next day.
In "Brown Rabbit in the city" Brown Rabbit comes to visit Little Rabbit in the city and gets worn out because Little Rabbit runs him ragged trying to show him everything there is to do in the city. It all works out though--Little Rabbit figures out her mistake and they spend a quiet afternoon at a city park enjoying each others' company.

To me "Brown Rabbit" is a bit preachy compared to "Moon Rabbit" and it bothers me that the two friends have to return to a park to enjoy each others' company; but my toddler really enjoys the drama of Brown Rabbit's distress followed by the happy resolution.

The illustrative style is very calm and quietly beautiful--it's well represented on the cover: that style and color pallet are used throughout.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has "Moon Rabbit" (which my toddler also loves), but I'd be less likely to recommend it as a stand-alone.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Catherine W. Hughes on July 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Brown Rabbit goes to visit Little Rabbit in the city. They look at tall buildings, walk down crowded streets, go to art galleries and even take the underground train. Through the hustle and the bustle of the city, Brown Rabbit wears out. He can't join in the night-time party. Brown Rabbit slips off. Little Rabbit searches high and low for her friend; only to find him eating a piece of cake in a café. Brown Rabbit lets Little Rabbit know that he came to the city to see her, not to see the city. The two friends slip off to stroll down the streets and enjoy the rest of their time together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dave Schwartz VINE VOICE on May 20, 2011
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I picked this book up in a bookstore, not having read MOON RABBIT, because its illustrations looked interesting. When I got it home and read it to my toddler, we were both entranced by the artwork. It's just gorgeous.

The story's a good one, too: Brown Rabbit's off to the city to meet with his friend Little Rabbit, but ends up getting a little lost in the shuffle. Russell does a good job of communicating the urban hustle and bustle in her artwork, and the story's structure builds naturally to a resolution that I found touching and cute.

This was the first Natalie Russell book that I bought, but on the strength of it I've ordered MOON RABBIT and bought a copy to give as a gift. Russell's art just has the "something" that appeals to both toddlers and adults, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of it.
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This book was written by a lady I know personally. I buy her books for my grandkids who simply love them.
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