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Tiny Rabbit's Big Wish
by Margarita Engle and David Walker


Overview - Tiny rabbit dreams of growing as big as the forest and as tall as the trees, yet no matter how hard he wishes, he stays the same small size. But in a jungle filled with beasts both big and small, perhaps being tiny is just right Inspired by the rhythms and humor of Afro-Cuban folktales, award-winning author Margarita Englewrote this charming picture book in honor of every child's favorite springtime animal."  Read more...

 
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Overview
Tiny rabbit dreams of growing as big as the forest and as tall as the trees, yet no matter how hard he wishes, he stays the same small size. But in a jungle filled with beasts both big and small, perhaps being tiny is just right Inspired by the rhythms and humor of Afro-Cuban folktales, award-winning author Margarita Englewrote this charming picture book in honor of every child's favorite springtime animal."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780547852867
  • ISBN-10: 054785286X
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 8.39 x 0.35 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-01-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

A little rabbit yearns to be bigger (“He wished for a nose as long as an elephant’s trunk... and he wished for a tail as gigantic as a mountain”), but the only things really growing are his “two long, tall, powerful ears to help him hear every loud or quiet sound in the forest.” Tiny quickly realizes that these disproportionate body parts, coupled with his diminutive size, offer a distinct and even life-saving advantage in his ecosystem. Although this book opens like an ordinary animal tale, Newbery Honoree Engle (The Surrender Tree) and Walker (Boom! Boom! Boom!) soon prove that they are subtle storytellers—this “small is beautiful” volume offers readers real food for thought. Walker’s saturated, velvety acrylic pictures are inventively framed and strike an intriguing balance between sweet and sly; even the typography gets in on the act, with shifts in size and color that underscore the narration’s comic empathy. A sensitive reminder that talents and abilities come in all shapes and, yes, sizes. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Michelle Humphrey, Martha Kaplan Agency. (Mar.)

 
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