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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Rabbit Who Didn't Want to Go to Sleep (The)
by Lilian Edvall
Age Range: Under_5
Rabbit is tired and he still wants to play with his toy cars. He’s even made an extra-cool track to race them on. His mum tells him it’s time for bed, but it can’t be true! The rabbit plots and pleads to stay up longer, and at first Mum and Dad are willing to give him some more time. But then he manages to wake up his little sister! This charming story, accompanied by warm-hued illustrations by Sara
Gimbergsson, captures every child’s desire to stay up a little past their bedtime.
Another book about Rabbit by Lilian Edvall is The Rabbit Who Longed for Home,also published by North-South Books.
(Outside In: Children’s Books in Translation, Milet, 2005)