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Rabbit's Snow Dance by Joseph Bruchac

Rabbit's Snow Dance (edition 2012)

by Joseph Bruchac, James Bruchac, Jeff Newman (Illustrator)

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Title:Rabbit's Snow Dance
Authors:Joseph Bruchac
Other authors:James Bruchac, Jeff Newman (Illustrator)
Info:Dial (2012), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:E Books
Tags:Snow, Winter, Rabbits, Multicultural, Native American, Program Book

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Rabbit's Snow Dance by Joseph Bruchac



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I had never heard of Rabbit's Snow Dance so I wanted to check it out. I love the way it explains why rabbits have such little tails. Theres some good lessons to take away from this story such as always to be patient and to be careful what you wish for. As I read this book I kept imagining reading it to children and how interactive it could be. You could get your class to repeat the words of his snow dance and have a really great musical time. ( )
  kesteves | Nov 30, 2015 |
Rabbit had a long tail and was really impatient, until he beat his drum and sang, and made it snow in the summer. He made it snow until he reached just below the highest branch in a tree where he slept after hours of making it snow. However, the next day, when the summer sun melted the snow, he woke up, and before he could see that the snow was gone, he fell from the top of the tree all the way to the ground, leaving little bits of his white fluffy tail on the tree branches. Rabbit no longer had a long tail, and every spring you can see little bits of his tail stuck on certain trees.
  kacieholt | Mar 25, 2015 |
A good retelling--you can hear it as you read it; it would be fun to learn to tell for school groups. Everyone could get up and do the snow dance and chant for snow. The source notes are missing, but apparently will be included in future editions. The illustrations remind me a little of gold old Wile E Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
An enjoyable, fun rendering of a traditional Iroquoistale. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Even though it’s summertime, rabbit wants it to snow. Luckily for him he knows a song and dance, to make it snow! When it starts to snow, none of the other animals are ready for the blizzard that comes from rabbits singing and dancing. What will happen when rabbit does not stop his snow ritual?! Find out what happens in the forest. “Rabbit’s Snow Dance” by James and Joseph Bruchac will get kids trying to make it snow with this song and dance. – Shannon ( )
  sdusute216 | Dec 5, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803732708, Hardcover)

A hip and hilarious fable perfect for wintertime

Rabbit loves the winter. He knows a dance, using a traditional Iroquois drum and song, to make it snow--even in springtime! The other animals of the forest don't want early snow, but Rabbit doesn't listen to them. Instead, he sings and dances until more and more snow falls. But how much snow is too much, and will Rabbit know when to stop?

This stylish and oh-so-funny story is a modern take on a traditional Native American fable from master storytellers Joseph and James Bruchac.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:19 -0400)

A long-tailed rabbit who wants a nibble of the highest, tastiest leaves uses his special snow song in the summertime, despite the protests of the other animals.

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