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Bruh Rabbit And The Tar Baby Girl Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-08-22 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 6 user ratings
ISBN:059047376X
LANGUAGE:English

" This is a great retelling of this classic tale of Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl. Bruh Rabbit is up to no good and Bruh Wolf has had it. " said.

"I'm not a fan of this book at all. The rabbit is lazy and a thief, yet he is portrayed as the good guy of the story and ends up getting away with little harm done to himself. I particularly disliked his interactions with the "tar baby." The effigy is the same size as the rabbit, so I'm assuming she was meant to be an adult. Yet he continually called her "girl" in a demeaning manner. Then he proceeded to hit, kick and bite her, simply because she would not talk to him. This is supposed to be humorous, because she is not a real rabbit. However, Bruh Rabbit doesn't know this. He thought he was attacking a real, live female rabbit. These types of stories just perpetuate the idea that women owe men their time and attention, and that violence is a reasonable reaction if a woman displeases a man. I don't care that they are rabbits, or that this is an old folk story; kids do learn lessons from the books that they read, and this is not one that I want little boys and girls taking to heart." said.

"This book was an interesting folktale. It had some different vocabulary in it that was at times, something I had never heard used before, but was not difficult to figure out the meaning when used in context of the story. Some examples of this vocabulary include nary, daylean, dayclean, and sidles. Outside of the context of this book I would never know what these words are. The ending of the story surprised me a little bit. The entire time I was reading the book, I was expecting Bruh Rabbit to be taught a lesson. As it turned out, Bruh Rabbit tricked the wolf again just as I thought the wolf had caught him. It was a little bit frustrating to me because I know in real-life situations, if there are individuals who are cheating the system or not putting in as much work as I am, I want to see them get what they deserve, but it always seems that right when you think they have been caught they get out of their punishment. Thats just what happened to Bruh Rabbit. It mades me think a little differently about this story when I read about how the slaves thought of themselves as Bruh Rabbit. This makes me almost root for Bruh Rabbit and hope for him to get away. It all depends on how to intrepret the story. " said.

" Vibrant retelling of the classic tale from two children's literature legends. " said.

" A fantastic, hilarious, inspiring retelling of the most famous Brer Rabbit folktale, couched in the language of the Gullah storytellers along the South Carolina coast. James Ransome is at his best in illustrating this tale, with gorgeous paintings that perfectly convey the hilarity of the Trickster bunny. " said.

" I didn't care for this all that much because I realized Bruh Rabbit is lazy jerk! I've heard variations of this tale over the years, but it didn't dawn on me until I read this particular book that Bruh Rabbit is the villian. Yet kids will probably think he's the hero of the story. He doesn't work, steals, and lies. Boo, Bruh Rabbit! Boo!The art is pretty good, though! " said.

" This tale is an important American classic, told by Plantation Era African Americans during slavery times, and emphasizing cleverness over size and status. The tale is presented authentically here, as noted in the Afterword: "collected and recorded in fairly heavy Gullah speech of the Sea Islands of South Carolina". With vivid art and characterization, this is highly recommended for your children's collection. " said.

" book:Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl|43711] as told by Virginia Hamilton, Illustrated by James Ransome, New York: Blue Sky Press, 2003.My favorite retelling of the Rabbit and the Tar Baby story. A great book for story telling hour to children. Published posthumously.Age Range: 3 and up Lexile Measure: 390L " said.

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