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Nicky and the fantastic birthday gift
Gorbachev, Valeri.
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Publication Information:
New York : North South Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
A young rabbit uses quite a lot of imagination when he creates a picture for his mother's birthday.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 44265.

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Clarence Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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The irrepressible hero of Nicky and the Big, Bad Wolves returns in another humorous and heartwarming story.It is Mother Rabbit's birthday, and all of Nicky's brothers and sisters are hard at work, making birthday presents for her. But not Nicky. He is outside playing. ""Hey, Nicky,"" the others call. ""Aren't you going to make a present for Mother?"" ""Of course I am,"" Nicky replies. ""But I'm trying to think of something really special.""Soon, however, Nicky gets to work, too. He is determined that his birthday picture will be the best one of all-something truly fantastic! Nicky dreams of a splendid birthday adventure for Mother Rabbit, but can his talent as an artist match his powerful imagination? Mother Rabbit may not quite comprehend Nicky's work of art, but wisely she understands and appreciates the love that inspired it.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Imagination is the key to Nicky's birthday present for his mother. The bunny's siblings each draw a simple picture (a carrot, sun, tree, and flower) to give to her. Nicky, on the other hand, tells an elaborate story to go along with his artwork. His vibrant scribbles look more like modern art than anything in the family garden, but Mother Rabbit loves all of the presents and gives each of her children a hug. The bright-eyed, happy-looking rabbits are slightly reminiscent of Richard Scarry's animals. The watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations are clear, large, and colorful, making this an enjoyable book to look at, even if the story is a little flat. A serviceable springboard for a drawing session.-Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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