Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Peter McCarty
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
This determined tiny bunny will let nothing get in his way. He begins his journey and marches past a pig, a cow, and some sheep. He travels over train tracks, meadows and fields, declines the opportunity to be a pet, and finds his way through a fence. He does stop to sleep but he is quickly back up and on his way again. Eventually, he finds that home is the best place to be, no matter what it takes to get there.
A magical story of purpose and achievement. This bunny stops at nothing and is never sidetracked from his goal. The artwork is beautiful. It has a peaceful ambiance in which the bunny glows white. The tranquility of each scene offsets his march to perfection. He is the little agitator, the only source of action and movement in the story. It has a great deal of power in the very simplicity of it. The reader finds himself rooting for the bunny even though we have no idea where he is trying to go. The scenes are all expansive until the little fellow makes it home, but then the final image is small, indicating that this rabbit has found his place in the world.