Rabbit’s Song picture book starts with the words Trickster comes a-calling To find a totem here.
In the time before time, Trickster searches among all the animals for a teacher of man. One by one, he examines and dismisses Bear, Cat, Tiger, Dog and Wolf as being too frightening. Trickster at last settles on the humble and unimposing Rabbit with his companions, Coyote, Raven and Crow as the very beasts to teach the Way of Laughter.
As the story unfolds, the reader is taken on a journey of warmth and humor full of visual delights and details reminiscent of the worldwide Trickster tales which sparked the story s inspiration.
Trudy Herring’s imaginative story, S.J. Tucker’s lyrical ballad complemented by W. Lyon Martin’s lively illustration creates a book young and old readers will delight in for years to come.