Thursday, May 11, 2006
The storyline about the hare letting his lawn die until a meadow grew in its place was cute. I especially liked the illustrations. I'd say the pictures were the best aspect of the book. The story itself wasn't all that catchy or full of rhymes as children's stories often are. The moral, however, was worthwhile. What the hare's peers originally thought about his neglect turned around when they realized he was growing a "neighborhood meadow" like they remembered. They'd forgotten the beauty of the natural meadow because they were busy tending their own lawns. They ended up arm in arm with smiles on their faces as they enjoyed the meadow and watched the fireflies. Nice ending.