A few days ago I was given the chance to read author Laurel Heger's children's book Fox and Rabbit's Garden (A Tale of the Rabbit-less Stew). Yesterday night after getting in from the lake, Yang and I sat down to do our nightly reading. As she sat in my lap, she was giggling as she read along! It brought such joy to my heart that she was enjoying the book, as well as reading along. Fox and Rabbit's Garden (A Tale of the Rabbit-less Stew) has been beautifully illustrated by Monette Pangan. The illustrations are not distracting from the story, nor are they bland and boring.
One spring day Rabbit is garden is beginning to sprout. Soon after a very hungry Fox stumbles upon Rabbit and his garden. He instantly begins to thinking of how tasty Rabbit would taste. Fox offers to help Rabbit with carry in his bounty from the garden, all while continuing to have thoughts of devouring Rabbit. Rabbit invites Fox to stay for dinner as a way to repay him for his help. Rabbit instructs Fox to fill the pot with water, wonderful herbs, mushrooms and tasty vegetables, before placing it upon the fire. All the while, Fox thinks of his tasty meal he has prepared. As a scrumptious aroma fills the air, Fox wonders how this is possible without adding the hare.
This wonderful tale of two animals who are meant to be foe's is filled with wonderful rhymes and a beautiful ending. I hope we get to read more tales of Fox and Rabbit, and soon! I do have to say that we really enjoyed the gardening tips at the end, and look to plant a few things in the weeks to come.
So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and purchase your copy today.
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DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a copy of the aforementioned book, Fox and Rabbit's Garden (A Tale of the Rabbit-less Stew), for an open and honest review. All opinions are solely that of my family and myself.