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.
Marie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Mustafa and Fern and Horn. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com
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.
Gay's trademark breezy humour runs through this delightful book, and the heroine's infectious enthusiasm will have readers cheering.
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.
...readers will find much to relish in the illustrations. Roslyn Rutabaga is one darned determined and adorable bunny.
...Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth does a great job illustrating a child's free spirit and imagination...
Imaginative and adventurous children will identify with Roslyn in this simple, fun story.