Gavin Bishop Little Rabbit and the Sea

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Little Rabbit and the Sea

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Little Rabbit has never seen the sea. But all day long he thinks about it, and every night in his dreams he sails in his little boat with the wind in his ears.

""What is the sea like?"" he asks his father, and his grandmother, and his uncle. They all give him vivid yet different answers, which only makes Little Rabbit long to see for himself. But the sea is far away. Then one day, a kindly sea gull shows Little Rabbit the sea. And it turns out to be everything he's ever imagined -- and much, much more. Gavin Bishop's sweet, simple story celebrates youthful yearnings and dreams come true.

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About the Author:

Gavin Bishop is the author of Chicken Licken and Mrs. McGinty and the Bizarre Plant, both published by Oxford. In 1982, he was a prizewinner in the prestigious Noma Concours illustrators competition held in Japan. He lives in New Zealand.

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PreSchool-Grade 2. In this winning tale, Little Rabbit dreams of being a sailor. Never having seen the sea, he can only draw on his imagination and his family's descriptions of it. His grandmother says it is "wild and quiet....A bit of both"; his father says it is "blue and wide....Never ending"; and his uncle tells him it is "dark and salty....Like cider vinegar." When Little Rabbit tells a seagull of his dreams, the bird brings him a seashell, which allows him to experience everything his family has described. The imagery is wonderfully fitting. Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations in many shades of blue call to mind the ocean, as does Little Rabbit garbed in a sailor suit with his toy sailboat tucked under his arm. The layout is easy on the eye: some spreads feature full-, art on the left balanced by a block of text on a white facing page while others feature full-bleed, double-page paintings. The combination of design and short text makes this title especially accessible to beginning readers. While it will also be popular with preschoolers, it will make a nice introduction to the study of imagery and adjectives for slightly older students.?Maura Bresnahan, Topsfield Town Library, MA
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