Cabbage Moon

Tim Chadwick, Author, Piers Harper, Illustrator, Piers Harper, Photographer
Tim Chadwick, Author, Piers Harper, Illustrator, Piers Harper, Photographer Scholastic $15.95 (1p) ISBN 978-0-531-06827-4
Reviewed on: 02/28/1994
Release date: 03/01/1994
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-0-531-08677-3
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``Imagine a rabbit not liking cabbage!'' But, much to his mother's chagrin, Albert just doesn't. This tiny bunny with amusingly oversize ears is too full of questions to worry about filling his stomach. He spends his time ``wondering why the sky was blue and why carrots were orange, and other important things.'' One night at bedtime, Albert ponders how the moon can change its shape if (as his parents have told him) it is made of rock and sand. The curious rabbit then finds himself floating through the air toward the moon--which is an enormous cabbage. ``Follow me. We have work to do,'' bids a plump rabbit, who leads Albert to a handful of other rabbits busily devouring the cabbage moon. Joining in, Albert discovers he likes cabbage after all, and helps with the task at hand: munching the moon into a perfect crescent. This accomplished, the sated bunnies jump onto a moonbeam and slide down to earth and into their beds. Enhancing the tale's perky humor are Harper's fanciful, full-page pictures. The accomplished artist adds some decidedly creative twists, including a generous sampling of carrots used as slippers, faucets, flower pots and table legs. Kids will eat this one up. Ages 4-7. (Mar.)
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