The Resource Too many carrots, Katy Hudson

Too many carrots, Katy Hudson

Label
Too many carrots
Title
Too many carrots
Statement of responsibility
Katy Hudson
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rabbit has lots of carrots, and when he attempts take them with him when he moves in with friends--until he realizes that the best thing to do is share his carrots with all his friends
Tone
Character
Review
  • Hudson (Bear and Duck ) handily juggles profuse visual humor and a passel of life lessons, including taking only what you need, sharing what you have, and not taking advantage of friends. Greed, rather than gluttony, is the crux of Rabbit’s problem: he does more hoarding of carrots than eating them, until his burrow overflows to the point that he’s forced out. Luckily, Rabbit has several generous friends who offer to share their homes—offers that Rabbit happily accepts. “Maybe it’s a little too snug for two?” suggests Tortoise, as Rabbit climbs into his shell. “Not at all,” replies an oblivious Rabbit. After cracking Tortoise’s shell, Rabbit moves from one nervous host to the next, his stash of carrots destroying each home. Simultaneously sassy and sweet, Hudson’s illustrations place her cast of cuddly, expressive animals in a variety of slapstick situations. It’s unsurprising but still satisfying when Rabbit’s conscience finally kicks in; taking responsibility for the mayhem he’s caused, he opens his home to his friends. When life gives you carrots, Hudson suggests, make carrot cake (and juice and soup and cupcakes). Ages 3–5. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed November 23, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 47, p)
  • When Rabbit's unbridled mania for collecting carrots leaves him unable to sleep in his cozy burrow, other animals offer to put him up. But to Rabbit, their homes are just more storage space for carrots: Tortoise's overstuffed shell cracks open; the branch breaks beneath Bird's nest; Squirrel's tree trunk topples over; and Beaver's bulging lodge collapses at the first rainstorm. Impelled by guilt and the epiphany that "carrots weren't for collecting—they were for SHARING!" Rabbit invites his newly homeless friends into his intact, and inexplicably now-roomy, burrow for a crunchy banquet. This could be read (with some effort) as a lightly humorous fable with a happy ending, and Hudson's depictions of carrot-strewn natural scenes, of Rabbit as a plush bunny, and of the other animals as, at worst, mildly out of sorts support that take. Still, the insistent way Rabbit keeps forcing himself on his friends and the magnitude of the successive disasters may leave even less-reflective readers disturbed. Moreover, as Rabbit is never seen actually eating a carrot, his stockpiling looks a lot like the sort of compulsive hoarding that, in humans, is regarded as a mental illness. Superficially appealing; much less so upon closer examination. (Picture book. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470330
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hudson, Katy
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.H79
LC item number
To 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • -1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rabbits
  • Carrots
  • Sharing
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Rabbits
  • Carrots
  • Sharing
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Animals
  • Carrots
  • Friendship
  • Rabbits
  • Sharing
Target audience
preschool
Label
Too many carrots, Katy Hudson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn915497717
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781479596188
Lccn
2015024989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)915497717
Label
Too many carrots, Katy Hudson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn915497717
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781479596188
Lccn
2015024989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)915497717

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