“Let's, make rabbits,” say the scissors to the pencil, and, before the reader’s eyes, two rabbits appear—one drawn by the pencil, the other cut from brightly patterned paper by the scissors. When the rabbits are hungry, the scissors and the pencil provide paper carrots. But one day the taste of a real carrot leads to a magical surprise. Readers will delight in this imaginative tale from four-time Caldecott Honor Winner Leo Lionni.
“A wonderful combination of collage and pencil drawing provides a lesson in art appreciation as well as a tribute to imaginative reality.” —School Library Journal
“Fabricated by a creative pencil and pair of scissors, two jolly bunnies make a surprising discovery in this characteristic bit of Lionnian whimsy.” —Publishers Weekly
Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.
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