BLACK RABBIT by Philippa Leathers (Candlewick)
A little rabbit feels accosted by the sudden presence of an oversized, looming black nemesis who seems to follow him wherever he goes. Is it friend or foe? When rabbit hides in the dark forest where a hungry wolf lives, he gets a most safe and satisfying answer.The last picture of the little hero hand-in-hand with his own shadow is a heart-melter.
Besides being a terrific and unexpected primary science tie-in, the illustrations capture all the vulnerability and good humor of the vintage RABBIT AND SKUNK series by Carla Stevens...it's been a long wait for something that good, but worth it.
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