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Polka Dot Press

December 09, 2010 10:17 ET

Polka Dot Press: From the National Best-Selling Author of I Am Hutterite, Comes an Irresistible New Children's Book, Make a Rabbit

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Make a Rabbit takes us inside a Hutterite colony on the Canadian prairies and introduces us to charming Eddy Hofer. He loves his carefree life catching frogs, playing with the cats in the barn and running barefoot with his friends. But Eddy's life is about to change dramatically. Like toddlers all over the world, Eddy is ready to do an important big boy job: sit on the potty and moch eh Haselah, make a rabbit.

"Hutterites eat, live, work and worship together," says author Mary-Ann Kirkby, who grew up in a large family on a colony in southern Manitoba. "They are practical and pragmatic. Mothers tell their children to sit on the potty and visualize making a rabbit. It gives an impatient child something to do and helps turn a vague concept into something concrete."

And it's not just the parents who are responsible for childrearing. Often, the whole colony is involved. Through the encouragement of the community, guidance from his family, and gentle pressure from his peers, Eddy pushes past the obstacles of potty training and grasps the universal joy of accomplishment.

Rich with beautiful illustrations and layered with Hutterite language, lifestyle and characters, Make a Rabbit uses the simple art of storytelling to share the wisdom of an ancient culture. A delight for children and a godsend for adults, the book educates and entertains, offering practical solutions to one of childhood's most important rites of passage.

A great gift book, award-winning author Mary-Ann Kirkby's book, Make A Rabbit is available at Walmart, Chapters and online at www.polkadotpress.ca. Featuring illustrations of Hutterite life by gifted artist, Sharon Strand Sigfuson, Make A Rabbit has been referred to as a "table top book for mothers."

For review or e-book copies of Make A Rabbit contact author Mary-Ann Kirkby.

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