Reviews – Rabbit’s Song
Rabbit’s Song is an imaginative children’s book written in the style of a folktale. In the time before time, Trickster searched the animal kingdom for a suitable animal to teach humankind. Bear, Cat, Tiger, Dog, and Wolf were all too fearsome; only the humble Rabbit and his friends Coyote, Raven, and Crow were suitable for the teaching people about the way of laughter. Vivid color illustrations (of a bright green rabbit, a red coyote, and their brown and deep blue avian friends) help draw young readers into this adventurous, magical fable.
Midwest Book Review
In the early days of the world, Trickster walked the earth in search of an animal that would represent him. His goal was to teach lessons to humanity without being too scary, and the perfect animal totem would have to serve the same purpose.
Some of the animals he interviews are far too scary, and the rest are not quite right. Suddenly, he comes across a humble group—the coyote, telling funny stories; the raven, who watches the sun; the crow, who sings without caring what people think of him; and the rabbit, who watches everything wide-eyed and alert.
When the Trickster declares that these animals will be his totems, the rabbit objects, saying that they are the least of all the creatures. But, to the Trickster, it is this quality that he finds most endearing.
Told in a spritely rhyme and with brightly colored illustrations that border on the surreal, this story teaches the important lesson that being big and bad isn’t what it’s all about. The smallest and most unassuming creatures can make the biggest difference in the world, just by doing what they do best.