1.20.2011

Furry City: Moon Rabbit

Moon RabbitMom says:
Moon Rabbit is one of those "I love the country, you love the city, let's visit but not change places" books. You know the type. City mouse, country mouse, and all that.

What makes this book special, besides the fact that Little Kid LOVES it, are the illustrations. Natalie Russell has used a lovely, muted, palette of colors and a printmaking technique to create a magical atmosphere. Little Rabbit's city reflects Russell's Scottish roots, while the natural world, though simple, includes whimsical touches, such as the patchwork moon and curlicued shadows. The overall feeling of the book is one of gentleness.  I was also charmed by the fact that Little Rabbit has  "favorite cafe," because don't we all?

There is a sequel: Brown Rabbit in the City. I'm sure you can guess the plot, although we haven't got a chance to read it yet.

Little Kid says: Moon Rabbit, again!

4 comments:

Raising a Happy Child said...

Well, at least it's a welcome change from Country Mouse City Mouse.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

This sounds lovely!! I'm actually very drawn into certain children's books because of the pictures. One of my favorites is called Humphrey's Bedtime and I like it so much because of the georgeous pictures and the colors in them!

Brimful Curiosities said...

The checkerboard moon is awesome. From your review, she sounds like a talented illustrator.

Storied Cities said...

The illustrations are beautiful. I think I made it sound like the story wasn't much, but actually, it is a nice story about friendship and a very calming read aloud, which may be why my little guy loves it so much.

@Lindsay: thanks for the recommendation!

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