cover image Rabbit on Rollerskates Rlb

Rabbit on Rollerskates Rlb

Jan Wahl. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $6.95 (28pp) ISBN 978-0-517-55935-2

Dipping, slipping, dashing, splashing, falling, crawling, flopping, plopping . . . they're rabbits on roller skates and they're everywhere! Allender has created a bunch of roller-happy bunnies who alternately shock and delight those who get in their way. The rabbits show up in town, in the country, at the shore; they take the trophy at a roller-skating contest and finallyas a bemused moon looks onthey fall asleep in the forest, their skates slung from tree branches. Pen-and-ink cartoons are filled in with soft watercolors; the effect is childlike in its simplicity and charm. Wahl's short, rhymed text underscores the silly pictures; this is a fun choice for a beginning reader. (37)