Two rabbits begin a satisfying correspondence, unaware that they already know and dislike each other.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- A humorous recounting of collisions and chilly apologies between two rabbits. When Alice and Ralph meet at the supermarket, they take an instant dislike to one another. Unknowingly, they begin a friendly correspondence through Alice's personal ad in the newspaper and discover that they have a lot in common. Careful ink and watercolor illustrations set uncluttered outlines against abundant white space. The drawings are busied by color and patterns; squiggles, stripes, and polka-dots decorate clothing, floors, and furnishings. Although the lines are simple, feelings are expressed. There is an especially charming picture of Alice being "all ears" to Ralph's dinner conversation. In addition to enjoying the story, readers are sure to have fun with the many visual clues that appear throughout. A warm, furry romance that is expanded by Schwartz's stylized illustrations. --Jane Saliers, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Film fans and musical comedy aficionados would recognize the plot immediately: a love-hungry boy and girl who cordially detest each other enter into lonely-hearts correspondence, only to find out that their epistolary soul-mate is the "unsuitable" other. Gray bunny Ralph spots ultra-chic white bunny Alice in the supermarket, and says to himself, "Look at that strange hat. That is one silly rabbit." When Alice has equally disparaging thoughts about Ralph, the stage is set for hare hilarity. "I could use a new friend," muses Ralph, rationalizing his response to a personal ad. The telling is delicious, as chance encounters occasion nasty ripostes, while fond, funny letters flow between the unsuspecting pair. Using splashes of vibrant, almost tropical colors against white backgrounds, Schwartz's zany, contemporary drawings make Ralph and Alice a pair to cherish--their married name should be Kramden. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Atheneum, 1990. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027163903
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