December 3, 2014

Rabbits celebrate the season

Winter Moon Song
by Martha Brooks
pictures by Letica Ruifernández

If you look carefully at the moon, you may see the image of a rabbit. How the rabbit got there is revealed in this quiet, thoughtful picture book. A young rabbit prepares to sing in an annual concert to lighten the darkest time of the year. The song is performed beautifully, but the rabbit feels that it can be better. So begins a new tradition.

Martha Brooks' version of the Moon Rabbit creation story has the tone of an ancient story told by a wise elder. Meanwhile, the serene watercolors by Letica Ruifernández provides an air of timelessness. The combination makes for a tender bedtime story.

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