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Let's Make Rabbits

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  128 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
"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. The simple story and boldly graphic ...more
Board book, 30 pages
Published January 8th 2002 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published March 12th 1982)
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Peacegal
I showed my husband the cover of this book.

Me: [Fake sultry voice] "Hey baby, let's make rabbits."

Him: Stony silence.

Me: "Was that a turn-on?"

Him: "No."

True story.
Lobstergirl
Jan 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-books
A scissors and pencil decide to make rabbits, from colored paper and pencil.


Lionni's training was in economics (a Ph.D from the University of Genoa in 1935), but ultimately his fascination with tearing colored paper into shapes led to a career in graphic arts.

Here the two rabbits find a carrot which they determine must be real, because it casts a shadow.
Cheryl
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"My First" Leo Lionni? So simple. Glad to see there's a board book edition for tots. Love the art, though, as per usual with Lionni, one of my favorite picture-book creators.
Laura
This was a fun little book. The story was very simplistic, but still sweet. I enjoyed seeing the different art medias interacting through the two rabbits. It felt like a very short read though, but that's probably because the story line was so simple. I might still recommend to Lionni fans.

*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2011...
Christy
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
"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. The simple story and boldly graphic..
Hallie Taylor
Sep 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: younger kids
Shelves: great_kids_books
I bought this book for a friend's little one and I loved the creativity of the story. It seems like a good board book for younger kids.
Kelsey
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Age: Infant-Preschool
Animal: rabbits
Art: Drawing and cutting

Very cute look at how art is created and what makes something real (a shadow!).
Beth
May 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
The pencil draws a rabbit and the scissors cut a rabbit out of colored paper. These two rabbits become friends and eventually become real.
Arielle
Jan 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Answers the age old question of how to determine what is real.
Robbi Caldwell
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this book but seriously, not one person looked at this cover and had second thoughts before it was published? Haha! Regardless, this is a fabulous book showing different art mediums!
Molly
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Love the story, art, and overall style.
Heather Richard
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A better telling of the Velveteen Rabbit story. A must read for all kids.
Amanda
Apr 19, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kid-s-books
This wasn't fun enough for an under 1 year old, but it is cute and would be better for a little older (1-3 maybe?).
Vim
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Out of all the Leo Lionni books that I've read, this is by far the one that I like. Maybe because it's about rabbits or about art but its simplicity just made reading it enjoyable.
Kira Richardson
May 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
This book is good for showing different types of art medium as well as for helping introduce 2D versus 3D objects. This is an easy read that students would probably enjoy.
Kellie
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, fiction
One morning, a scissors and a pencil decide to make rabbits in their own individual styles.
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Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner--for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

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