Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

by Marie-Louise Gay

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 1, 2010 | Hardcover

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Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

Roslyn Rutabaga is an exuberant, feisty young rabbit with a vivid imagination. One day Roslyn wakes up with a plan. She will dig the biggest hole on earth.With her father's quiet encouragement, Roslyn sets out on her big adventure. Obstacles abound -- a grumpy worm, a grouchy mole and a bone-hogging dog get in her way. Will she find a pirate's treasure or a dinosaur bone? Will she meet a penguin? Anything could happen!

Marie-Louise Gay has written and illustrated this humorous and endearing tale as an ode to the imagination and determination of children, who create their own worlds out of the little things in life.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.44 in

Published: August 1, 2010

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888999941

ISBN - 13: 9780888999948

Found in: Fiction
Appropriate for ages: 2

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Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

by Marie-Louise Gay

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.44 in

Published: August 1, 2010

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888999941

ISBN - 13: 9780888999948

About the Book

Roslyn Rutabaga is a feisty little rabbit with a vivid imagination. One day she wakes up with a big plan: "I will dig the biggest hole on earth. Not a tiny mouse hole. Not a medium-sized rabbit hole. The Biggest Hole on Earth!" With her father's quiet encouragement, Roslyn sets out on her big adventure, but obstacles abound -- a grumpy worm, a grouchy mole, and a bone-hogging dog get in her way. Will she find a pirate's treasure or a dinosaur bone? Will she meet a penguin? Anything could happen! Marie-Louise Gay's humorous and endearing tale is an ode to the imagination and determination of children who create their own worlds out of the little things in life.

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Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

Roslyn Rutabaga is an exuberant, feisty young rabbit with a vivid imagination. One day Roslyn wakes up with a plan. She will dig the biggest hole on earth.With her father's quiet encouragement, Roslyn sets out on her big adventure. Obstacles abound -- a grumpy worm, a grouchy mole and a bone-hogging dog get in her way. Will she find a pirate's treasure or a dinosaur bone? Will she meet a penguin? Anything could happen!

Marie-Louise Gay has written and illustrated this humorous and endearing tale as an ode to the imagination and determination of children, who create their own worlds out of the little things in life.

About the Author

Marie-Louise Gay is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children's books. She has won many prestigious awards, including two Governor General's awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal.

Editorial Reviews

"It's an understated story about what happens when you bite off more than you can chew, and a touching portrait of a quietly supportive parent." - Publishers Weekly

"Gay's trademark breezy humour runs through this delightful book, and the heroine's infectious enthusiasm will have readers cheering." - Cynthia O'Brien, Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

"Imaginative and adventurous children will identify with Roslyn in this simple, fun story." - Sarah Polace, School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Are we in store for a spate of 21st-century Rutabaga Tales? We can only hope so, if Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! is anything to go on." - Susan Perren, Globe and Mail

"...readers will find much to relish in the illustrations. Roslyn Rutabaga is one darned determined and adorable bunny." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"...Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth does a great job illustrating a child's free spirit and imagination..." - Everything Mom

Appropriate for ages: 2