The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
(Junior Library Guild Selection (Candlewick Press))

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In this clever picture book, a debut author-illustrator introduces a plucky rabbit and the new companion that he just can’t shake.

Rabbit has a problem. There’s a large black rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs — behind a tree, over the river — the shadowy rabbit follows. Finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis — only to encounter a real foe! Kids who like to be in on the secret will revel in this humorous look at shadows and friendship, brought to light by a talented animator.
 

About Philippa Leathers

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Philippa Leathers studied graphic design, illustration, and animation, and currently works as a freelance animator and illustrator. The Black Rabbit is her first picture book, while her animation credits include work on the Charlie and Lola and Peppa Pig TV series. She lives in England with her family, a gray tabby cat named Emmi, and two rabbits named Benji and Kiki, who inspired her to write The Black Rabbit, as where one goes the other follows close behind.
 
Published January 22, 2013 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The appealing drawings are done in watercolor with pen, yet for all their thoughtfulness, they fail to show that Rabbit ultimately understands the Black Rabbit to be his shadow.

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One sunny day, a tiny white rabbit notices a gigantic and strangely quiet black rabbit by his side. No matter where he goes, “the Black Rabbit was right behind him.” Readers will immediately recognize

Nov 26 2012 | Read Full Review of The Black Rabbit (Junior Libr...

Entertainment Weekly

The setup is perfect for youngsters to feel either superior because they understand what's going on right away or to just get caught up in the fun.

Jan 24 2013 | Read Full Review of The Black Rabbit (Junior Libr...

Spirituality & Practice

Rabbit jumps into a river, but when he climbs out on the other side, the other rabbit is still stalking him.

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But the Black Rabbit was right behind him.” What Rabbit doesn’t understand, but what child viewers will quickly comprehend, is that the Black Rabbit is his shadow, which explains why he can’t...

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