Tag: rabbits

  • Donnie Darko Film Study

    Donnie Darko Film Study

    Donnie Darko is a 2001 film set in 1988, in a fictional Virginia town called Middlesex. This genre blend of drama, mystery and science fiction is precisely ambiguous enough to generate much discussion about what is meant to have happened. This is ideal ‘cult-following’ material. Note that Donnie Darko didn’t make much of a splash when […]

  • Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Sendak and Zolotow Analysis

    Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Sendak and Zolotow Analysis

    Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present is a 1962 picture book written by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Zolotow and Sendak were both giants of American picture book world. Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present was also a Caldecott Medal Honor Book, so it’s interesting to look through a contemporary lens and see…

  • The Story Of The Kind Wolf by Wilkon and Nickl Analysis

    The Story Of The Kind Wolf by Wilkon and Nickl Analysis

    “The Story Of The Kind Wolf” is a 1982 picture book by Jozef Wilkon, illustrated by Peter Nickl and translated into English by Marion Koenig. The story is now out of print and hard to find. This is a Tawny Scrawny Lion plot, and very much of its time. This was the era of the…

  • Creepy Carrots by Reynolds and Brown Analysis

    Creepy Carrots by Reynolds and Brown Analysis

    Creepy Carrots (2012) is a picture book written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown. For anyone wondering how to create a scary book for the very young reader without keeping them awake all night, this book is our masterclass in the horror-comedy blend. First of all, the story is about carrots — a…

  • Little House On The Prairie Analysis

    Little House On The Prairie Analysis

    Should parents expose our modern kids to Little House On The Prairie, given the uncomfortable realities?

  • Tawny Scrawny Lion (1952) by Jackson and Tenggren

    Tawny Scrawny Lion (1952) by Jackson and Tenggren

    Tawny Scrawny Lion is a Little Golden Book first published in 1952, written by Kathryn Jackson and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren

  • Wait Till The Moon Is Full by Wise Brown and Williams Analysis

    Wait Till The Moon Is Full by Wise Brown and Williams Analysis

    Wait Till the Moon Is Full is a 1948 picture book written by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Garth Williams. The story has carnivalesque elements, a gentle utopian storyline and a well-drawn mother figure, who is safe and warm but who also joins her son in his imaginative play.

  • Animals Riding Other Animals In Illustration

    Animals Riding Other Animals In Illustration

    When I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes I was disturbed for an unlikely reason. It wasn’t the dystopian aspect of a world where humans were no longer top of the food chain. The resonant image for me was when the apes were riding horses. I immediately checked myself. Why am I slightly…

  • Rabbits in Art and Storytelling

    Rabbits in Art and Storytelling

    Rabbits are strongly associated with babies and early childhood. They appear often in stories and art for children. But what about hares?

  • Big Mouse And Little Hare Microfiction by Janosch

    “Big Mouse and Little Hare” is a very short story from a collection out of Germany in the early 1980s. Janosch (that’s a pen name) was an influential author in Germany, mainly for his prolific contribution to school journals. (Sometimes the ‘big name’ authors aren’t actually the most widely read. That was certainly the case in…

  • The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan Analysis

    The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan Analysis

    The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan is an example of a modern environmental picture book, which critiques the historical environmental disaster which was the introduction of rabbits into Australia. Much has already been said about that. John Marsden has done a couple of interesting things with the traditional story structure, especially in the…

  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjery Williams

    The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjery Williams

    The Velveteen Rabbit is a picturebook by Margery Williams from the first Golden Age of Children’s Literature. First published in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit has been re-illustrated many times since. You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have…