Monday, September 2, 2013

Lion vs. Rabbit

Lion vs. Rabbit
By Alex Latimer
32 pages; ages 4 - 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2013

“Lion was mean to everyone,” begins Alex Latimer. Lion does mean things to Buffalo and Zebra and Hyena. And the animals get tired of Lion’s bullying. But who will stop him? They put a classified ad in the paper and wait for someone – anyone – to rescue them from Lion’s meanness.

Some animals show up to teach Lion a lesson, but they are no match for him. And then Rabbit arrives. Rabbit is so small – how can he be a match for Lion? But Rabbit’s suggestions for competitions leave Lion in the dust, gasping for air.

In this book, small turns out to be more powerful than big, and Rabbit cleverly outwits the bully. The cartoonish illustrations give just the right touch to this fun-to-read story. Review copy provided by publisher.

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