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by Jim Arnosky & illustrated by Jim Arnosky

Pub Date: Jan. 27th, 1997
ISBN: 0-399-22635-4
Publisher: Putnam

Arnosky (Nearer Nature, p. 964, etc.) continues his nature observations in this tale of five bunnies who come out to play in the grass with their mother and spot a caterpillar, butterfly, bird, spider, bumblebee, and more small creatures before raindrops chase them back under the hedge. Small rabbits—and other creatures that come in from the rain—appear in appealing green, gold, and brown scenes that will charm young viewers. Children may not understand (or care) that raindrops remain spherical—as depicted in the illustrations—when they fall, but adults will probably question such a literal depiction of a phenomenon that cannot be seen by the human eye. It's an admirable attempt to make nature accessible, but the real story is in the playfulness of the bunnies and the world they inhabit. (Picture book. 3-5)