We are delighted to announce that One Runaway Rabbit by David Metzenthen and Mairead Murphy has been selected as a White Raven 2020!
The White Raven is an annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field of children's and youth literature. This year's "White Ravens" catalogue features 200 titles in 36 languages from 56 countries.
"This suspenseful picture book is a collaboration between award-winning author David Metzenthen and designer-cum-illustrator Mairead Murphy. With a sparse, matter-of-fact text of a total of eight three-word sentences, Metzenthen creates a simple but thrilling story that even the youngest readers or listeners will be able to follow and enjoy. It features »one curious rabbit« who »one dark night« hops out of her safe garden and is chased by »one hungry fox«. Murphy expands on the short phrases in her pictures, adding a myriad of details to the story while still keeping her illustrations of suburbia clear and uncluttered. Combining hand-drawn and digital techniques, she gives her characters unique personalities, plays with pace and perspectives – from close-ups to bird-eye view – and weaves in a surreal tongue-in-cheek surprise on two wordless double-spreads that has quick-witted rabbit Lulu outsmart the sly predator. Without a doubt, all this makes for: One fantastic read!"
More information about the White Ravens 2020 can be found here.