RabbitÕs Snow Dance
Master storytellers Joseph and James Bruchac present a hip and funny take on an Iroquois folktale about the importance of patience, the seasons, and listening to your friends. Pair it with other stories about stubborn animals like Karma WilsonÕs Bear Wants More and Verna AardemaÕs Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears.
Rabbit loves the winter. He knows a dance, using an Iroquois drum and song, to make it snowÑeven in summertime! When rabbit decides that it should snow early, he starts his dance and the snow begins to fall. The other forest animals are not happy and ask him to stop, but Rabbit doesnÕt listen. How much snow is too much, and will Rabbit know when to stop?
The father-son duo behind How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, RaccoonÕs Last Race, and TurtleÕs Race with Beaver present their latest retelling of Native American folklore.
ÒThe telling is sprightly, and Newman's ink-and-watercolor artwork makes an ideal companion. An appealing addition to folktale shelves.Ó ÑBooklist
ÒThis modern retelling maintains [the BruchacsÕ] solid reputation for keeping Native American tales fresh.Ó ÑSchool Library Journal
ÒThe picturesque language makes it a pleasure to read aloud.ÓÑBCCB