Sunday, April 5, 2009

On a Rabbit Hunt

On a Rabbit Hunt by Elizabeth Pulford and Jenny Cooper (illustrator) Scholastic ISBN 978-1-86943-886-9

“Tiptoeing through the garden on a warm summer’s day, Mum, Sam and Baby Sara are on the trail of a rabbit …”

A wonderfully illustrated book for pre-school children, with plenty of repetition in the story. Mum, Sam and Baby Sara and a collection of animals are on the path of a runaway rabbit. Animal sounds are emphasized, and the pictures are sure to delight.

Elizabeth Pulford Elizabeth Pulford was born in Canada in 1943, raised and educated in Dunedin, and currently lives in Waikouaiti, Otago. Elizabeth and Jenny first worked together on the junior novel, Jellylegs.

Jenny Cooper Jenny’s recent work includes Shut the Gate, which sold internationally, and the junior novels The Mad Tadpole Adventure (shortlisted for the 2008 NZ Post awards) and ella and ob, to name but a few. Her style is warm and friendly, using a watercolour wash and a lovely sense of humour.

Reviewed by Jenni Francis

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