Why Lapin's Ears Are Long by Sharon Arms Doucet
And Other Tales from the Louisiana Bayou

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No creature is as good at being bad as Lapin, a no-good, no-count, do-nothing rascal of a rabbit down the banks of a Louisiana bayou. The truth is, as long as there are fools to be fooled, Lapin figures he might as well do the fooling. And the fortunate readers of these three illustrated tales will soon discover they wouldn't want it any other way. Full color.
 

About Sharon Arms Doucet

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Sharon Arms Doucet is also the author of" Lapin Plays Possum," which" Kirkus Reviews" called "a must-have for storytellers and storylovers alike" in a starred review. She lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. Anne Wilsdorf is an illustrator whose previous books include Garrison Keillor's "The Old Man Who Loved Cheese," She lives in Lausanne, Switzerland. David Catrow is the illustrator of numerous notable books for children, including the other Silly Dilly books, as well as Kathryn Lasky's She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Mr. Catrow is also a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work appears in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as in nine hundred other newspapers. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.
 
Published September 1, 1997 by Orchard Books. 57 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Bouki almost turns the tables in the variation of the classic tar baby story, but Lapin returns to his roots—or rather briars—to win in the end.

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PLB 0-531-33041-9): Compäre Lapin (a.k.a., Bre'r Rabbit) is the trickster rabbit of West Africa whose exploits, translated to Louisiana in the holds of slave ships, became the stuff of Creole and Cajun folktales.

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Pranks prevail on the bayou when lollygagging Compère Lapin (aka Brer Rabbit) takes on Compère Bouki (which means "hyena") in these three lively folktales from the Pelican State.

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Later known as Br'er Rabbit, Compere Lapin stars in this collection of stories from the first stop on the famously sassy bunny's literary immigration from Africa to Louisiana.

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