Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book a Day: Day 9

Another picture book for today's selection: "Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!" by Marie-Louise Gay. A spunky little bunny takes on the task one day of digging the biggest hole on earth but she is slowed down by the animals she encounters on her way. Later, with the help of her dad, she finds a good use for the hole. The illustrations in this book are delightfully unique. Torn-paper, watercolors, and other mixed media are used to create the lively world of Roslyn. I love seeing what clever things she is digging up along with the dirt. My children were hole diggers, always attempting to dig the biggest hole on earth (at one time our backyard was pock-marked with holes big and little!), and they loved Margaret Wise Brown's "Diggers". I'm thrilled to see another author capitalize on the seemingly universal childhood dream, to dig to China or Australia or the South Pole. Join Roslyn on her adventure. This book is with the new picture books with call number JE Gay.

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