Four Red Apples
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Clever old Rabbit rejoices in the fact that he can juggle, something he thinks nobody else can do. There he is, juggling four apples with ease. But then Pig announces he can do that too, and Rabbit is quite deflated. Pig says it was Sheep who taught him to juggle, and off they go to find her. Rabbit is non-plussed when he discovers that not only Sheep, but her teacher Dog, and his teacher Cat are all expert jugglers. It doesn’t stop there, for Cat learnt juggling from Frog, who learnt from Duck… and they all laugh at Rabbit for thinking he was the only one who could juggle.
Amazingly, it was the Honourable Edgar Fox who taught Duck. What a funny old world, thinks Rabbit, realising that in fact all his friends can juggle four red apples. Punchline? Who taught Hon Fox? You’ll have to guess that one and meantime, have a go at juggling! Can you manage more than two apples? Children from five to nine have loved this book, enjoying the concept, and appreciating the resolution of the story, as well as the typically zany McKee pictures. And, of course, all wanted to have a go at the art of juggling. GB