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Let's Make Rabbits Paperback – February 9, 1993
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The brilliant Lionni amuses himself--and his readers--with this playful send-up of the creative process. Each bunny is unique in its own right, skillfully and yet simply designed--the wonderful kind of images readers never forget. Four-time Caldecott Honor winner Lionni wrote more than 40 children's picture books in his lifetime, including well-loved classics Frederick and Swimmy. (Ages 1 to 4) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
At first, of course, I just read the story. We pointed out the names of objects and colors. Then when my children were a little older we talked about how the two bunnies were friends even though they were different. Then even later we digressed and discussed how the pen and the scissors both wanted to make bunnies and carrots and how they both succeeded even though they took different paths to do so.
Then, just yesterday, it dawned on me that part of what Lionni was demonstrating was 'space relations'. That line drawings didn't have shadows, whereas the 'real' objects did. It was rather effortless to explain this to my five and seven year olds, and to tie this particular lesson into my second grader's geometry.
I bring this all up because I want you to know that if you buy this book you aren't just buying it for the baby and toddler years. And that there is a depth of purpose here that you just don't get in most other books. Highly recommend this one. There is just a lot to spark a child's -- and a mom's-- imagination.
Five Stars ::: "Lets Make Rabbits" is one of those books that unfolds with each reading. Even my own 'take' on it has changed over the years. Good Read-aloud. Just-right artwork. No wonder Lionni has won so many awards.
This book is a good tool for building observation skills. The juxtaposition of monochromatic and multi-colored and one-dimensional versus multi-dimensional objects allows the child to observe differences and similarities. This would also be an excellent platform to begin simple discussions about animals, their body parts, colors, and the food they eat. The book could also inspire simple craft projects about animals.
The idea that rabbits could be made from paper and a pencil
really got the children going. After reading the book we
used colored paper and made our own rabbits. This is one of
our favorite books by Leo Lionni and we are happy to see it
back in print.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another wonderful Lionni book. Charming illustrations and story line.Published 14 months ago by Karen Thomes
One of my 2-year-old son's absolute favorites. There's a lot to learn from this book.Published 21 months ago by yulia
One of the most lovely of Leo Lionni's books. Perfect for an Easter read aloud at Story Time. Also makes a great craft using old wallpaper samples! Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by Bridie Mom