Little Sister Rabbit and the Fox – written by Ulf Nilsson and illustrated by Eva Eriksson


        Little Sister Rabbit and the Fox – written by Ulf Nilsson and illustrated by Eva Eriksson, Floris Books, 9781782503781, 2017

Format: hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre: picture book

What did you like about the book? Little Rabbit ventures forth from her rabbit hole after she thinks the foxes  have gone to bed.  She doesn’t hear anything and she does smell a foxy smell, but thinks nothing of it as she’s trying to whistle like her big brother taught her.  To her dismay, she can’t whistle AND she attracts the attention of a fox cub who sees rabbit sausages in his future! Little Rabbit manages to get away and along the way, learns to whistle.  Hopefully Little Rabbit learns her lesson about being more careful! The illustrations are so cute, with the Little Rabbit and her yellow diaper, spitting and rolling around the meadow.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  There is nothing I didn’t like.

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a cute little story for kids who love bunnies. Some read-a-likes are “Sheila Rae, the Brave” by Kevin Henkes and Nilsson’s other books about Little Rabbit and her adventures.

Who should buy this book? Children’s libraries

Where would you shelve it? juvenile picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Laureen Cutrona, Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA

Date of Review: April 4, 2017

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