Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

by Marie-Louise Gay

Rosalyn is determined to dig a hole in her back yard that will go all the way to... read more

Rosalyn is determined to dig a hole in her back yard that will go all the way to the South Pole so she can meet a penguin. She sets out digging in the morning and finds a worm and a mole (she herself is a rabbit), and a stash of dog bones. Midday her father brings her lunch, and when the two sit down in the hole to eat together, it becomes clear that the hole is only a couple of feet deep. But her father encourages her to continue by assuring her that there will be plenty of carrot sandwiches on hand for any penguins she comes across—assuming they like carrots. Rosalyn’s pursuit of her dream is depicted with spirited mixed-media illustrations that show her father as an active participant in her imaginary play. (Ages 3–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011

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