From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-"Ducks quack. Cows moo./Chickens cluck. Doves coo." In rhymed couplets, one line per page, Hall introduces the sounds animals make. Every other one ends with the line, "But what does the rabbit say?" In the end, readers learn that "Rabbit makes no peep or call./And still we love him best of all!" Children will enjoy quacking with the ducks, growling with the bear, and hissing with the snake. Cartwright's stylized illustrations done in deeply saturated colors add interest and action to the merry text as a boy and girl search for an answer to the title question. It will be a book that children will beg to have read again and again. Team it with Francesca Simon's But What Does the Hippopotamus Say? (Gulliver, 1994) and Bill Martin, Jr.'s Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Holt, 1995) for an interactive group session; add a fun barnyard romp like Jill Runcie's Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! (S & S, 1991; o.p.) for an even livelier and more spirited storytime.Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE
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From the Inside Flap
A merry, rhythmic rhyming text follows a boy and girl who ask what sound their pet rabbit makes. As they name many animals and their sounds--ducks quack, cows moo, chickens cluck, doves coo--the children imitate the other animals while they play with their rabbit. And though he is silent, he is still their favorite animal of all.
The short, simple rhymes, plenty of fun animal noises to join in on, and animal poses to imitate, combine to create an engagingly playful book for toddlers.