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Lettice the flying rabbit
Stanley, Mandy.
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Lettice Rabbit wishes she could fly, and her dream comes true when she encounters a pink toy airplane.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 77092.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
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J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
J PIC. BK. Adult Fiction Picture Books

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In this companion to the popular Lettice, the Dancing Rabbit, the little rabbit spots a small remote-controlled airplane and is soon airborne, but ends up far from home and doesn't know how to get back. Full color.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS. Lettice, who was a dancing rabbit in her first appearance, is now flying. Intrigued by birds, the little bunny tries to fly, but it's only after she accidentally climbs into a motorized toy plane that she gets a real bird's-eye view of the countryside. She has a close call when the little girl with the control box brings down the pink plane, and it's hard to say who is more surprised when the bunny and the child see one another. Lettice is worried that she won't get back to her family, but the girl has a solution: she flies the plane back to the spot where Lettice's family is having a picnic--much to the delight (and envy) of the other bunnies who are watching. This simple adventure is just right for the age group, as is the artwork, sweet and simple and executed in candy colors that immediately attract. Little ones will especially be drawn to the jacket picture of Lettice flying high in a pink plane, sprinkled with glitter. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

The little rabbit with big dreams returns in Lettice, the Flying Rabbit by Mandy Stanley. After watching a bird in flight, Lettice decides to test her own flying abilities ("She flapped her arms,/ she flapped her ears./ She even flapped her/ whiskers and tail, but/ nothing seemed to work"). With the help of a small pink airplane, she finally achieves her goal. Exuberant spot illustrations highlight her persistent efforts, and the breezy narration makes this an enjoyable tale. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Lettice has big dreams. One day, the little rabbit is wishing that she could fly when down from the sky comes a small pink airplane. She hops in and goes for an exhilarating and terrifying ride, ending up far away from her burrow. All ends well, however, thanks to the little girl who owns the battery-powered plane, and Lettice returns to her family a big hero. She muses, "Sometimes you really can make a dream come true." The soft pastel illustrations depict the bunny's world with verve. She is a lovable heroine with an expressive face and lots of bounce. This is a good read-aloud for one child or many, with the added attraction of an essential life lesson as well.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.