Winner of: 2016 USBBY Outsanding International Books
Author-illustrator Feridun Oral's gentle, beautifully illustrated, and timeless tale of cooperation and problem-solving that celebrates the world of animals
On a cold winter’s day, Rabbit leaves his burrow in search of food, but all he can find is a single red apple hanging far out of reach. Rabbit tries and tries to get his animal friends to help him reach it, but none of them can manage it. When they accidentally wake Bear from her hibernation, they all work together to figure out a way to get what they want.
About the Author
Feridun Oral is a children’s book illustrator whose work has been published throughout the world. He has participated in many national and international exhibitions and is the recipient of many awards, including an award from UNESCO in Japan. He is the illustrator of The Message of the Birds.
"How will hungry Rabbit reach the apple hanging so far out of reach? With help from friends, of course! . . . . A worthy tale."—Kirkus Reviews
"The sight of the animals forming a vertical chai to reach the apple is a great lesson in surmounting individual weaknesses through problem solving and teamwork. Oral's gorgeously details watercolors will make readers want to linger in this cold yet heartening world." —Connie Fletcher, Booklist
"Welcome in winter with this charming tale of friendship and cooperation. Rabbit, mouse, fox, and bear all work together to have one more meal before their long winter’s nap. Lovely!" —Whitney Kazz, Northshire Bookstore, northshire.com