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Don't Call Me Little Bunny Hardcover – September 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (J) (September 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374350124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374350123
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,622,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A diminutive rabbit by the name of Jack Carrot can't understand why everyone insists on calling him "Little Bunny." His kindly grandfather explains that it is just part of being a cute little rabbit and that when he is older, people will just call him Jack. Time passes. Bigger, but not big enough, the bunny comes to long for power and mastery to compensate for his size. He is determined to develop the reputation of a rascal, which will gain him the recognition he craves. How he pursues his goals, winds up in jail, meets an even smaller bunny named Jim Radish and escapes to a new home in a mountain hideout is only the outline of this tale. In Solotareff's scratchy drawings, readers will find his tender regard for small creatures in full evidence: the depictions of the miniscule Jack on skis, holding up a bank or weeping forlornly in a prison cell are fraught with both pathos and hilarity. The creator's ability to present situations that are at once humorous and poignant is a welcome gift. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Jack Carrot, the fiesty "little bunny" of the title, spends a lot of time trying to avoid that very nickname. He decides the solution is to be a "rascally rabbit," an effort which escalates into an effort to rob a bank (he is armed with "a real pistol, a bow and arrows, a very pointy dagger, and a sword"). His escape is foiled by the police and, while incarcerated, he meets another rabbit, Jim Radish, who helps him to tunnel out and escape to Jack's grandfather, where, according to Solotareff, they are still hiding out. All this is illustrated in Solotareff's distinctive style, in which figures are heavily outlined against a white background, their proportions often exaggerated. The design of each illustration (which is either a full page or a double-page spread) uses interesting and sometimes distorted perspective. Solotareff adds details to his pictures which integrate into or comment interestingly on the text; for example, Jack spends much of his time on skis, never mentioned in the story, a detail which provides a diverting touch which matches the deadpan humor of the moderately witty text. Unfortunately, the story seems to trail off after Jack's capture, leaving readers to enjoy this picture book's style much more than its content. In short, an interesting disappointment. --Christine Behrmann, New York Public Library
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I. G. Morris on June 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover
It's a sad indictment on modern life when - as previous reviewers have suggested - a book for children MUST contain consequences for bad actions, otherwise it cannot be deemed a "good" book.

This book was a firm favourite with our children. Consequences be damned! This is a great tale of a naughty rabbit who does bad things, goes to jail, escapes, evades the police and goes into hiding at his grandfather's house, where he remains to this day.

What? No consequences? Oh dear! GET REAL! It's a rattling good yarn! And - so far - none of my children have gone off the rails because of it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katy Jane on March 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is in my 17 year old daughter's top 3 books from her childhood. Bearing in mind that we read book after book, at least 3 each and every bedtime and often more, that's quite some accolade!

Despite various opinions of it as some awful, shocking tale of unpunished debauchery, I have to recommend it as a witty, beautifully illustrated and above all extremely funny book, and if my daughter was ten years younger I would read it to her again and again without doubt!!!!!
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This is the funniest somewhat subversive picture book I have seen in a long time. While it has a valuable message about the socially negative results of bullying and disrespecting others, I doubt that the typical teacher/librarian/parent would want to explain grandpa bunny's hiding and support of his fugitive grandson and his buddy after they escape from prison. The illustrations are perfect--the cover image of Little Bunny could be a portrait of the inner self of some of the biggest baddest people we know.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sidewinder on July 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
It's appaulling that this book was ever aimed at children; it's absolutely horrifying. But it makes an excellent conversation piece when used as a cofee table book. Get this Book! Shock and amaze your friends... but keep away from children.
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