cover image Hop


Jorey Hurley. S&S/Wiseman, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4814-3272-6

In this companion to Nest and Fetch, Hurley uses a string of verbs, one per spread, to highlight the actions of a family of cottontail rabbits over the course of one day. Once again, the ultra-limited text lets Hurley’s crisp digital illustrations do the talking—a morning of playing in (and nibbling on) the grass turns frightening as a hawk appears overhead (“freeze”), quickly followed by a fox (“warn” “run”). The rabbits escape to an underground burrow (“hide”), returning to their tree hollow home safe and sound after waiting out a rainstorm. An author’s note offers enlightening details about the habits of cottontails. Ages 3–7. [em]Agent: Laurie Abkemeier, DeFiore and Company. (Jan.) [/em]