Who's in Rabbit's house? A Masai tale

Verna Aardema

Book - 1979

Rabbit has a problem--someone is inside her house and won't let her in.

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Picture books
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers 1979, c1977.
Main Author
Verna Aardema (-)
Other Authors
Leo Dillon (illustrator), Diane Dillon
Item Description
Originally published: New York : Dial Press, c1977.
"A Puffin pied piper."
Physical Description
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

Much ado among the animals, with an unseen monster occupying Rabbit's house and threatening everyone who comes near; with Rabbit herself intervening when the strong-arm eviction methods of Jackal, Leopard, Elephant, and Rhinoceros would destroy house and housebreaker alike; and with insignificant, overlooked Frog finally out-bluffing the fearful creature. . . who turns out to be ""only a caterpillar."" Like Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, this is neither the most pregnant nor the most involving of illustrated African folk tales (nor is Aardema a rhythmic storyteller), though again like Mosquitoes. . . , it's crisp and commanding. The Dillons turn the characters into identically clad human players in animal masks, they allow the masks to change expressions (no less veracious than the masks themselves), and they make of the whole another artificial, but admittedly dazzling performance--more theatrical than dramatic. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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