Margret Rey, H. A. Rey. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $15 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-618-49422-4
Originally published in 1948, Billy's Picture by H.A. and Margret Rey, illus. by H.A. Rey, centers on an artistically inclined bunny who tries to draw a self-portrait. Billy's animal friends add their own features quills, wings, a trunk to his drawing, resulting in a cuddly chimera. Rey's priceless retro illustrations contrast Billy's growing dismay with his friends' excitement at contributing to the drawing. ( Aug.) .
Reviewed on: 08/30/2004