A Starlit Somersault Downhill

by Nancy Willard, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Having made a plan with Bear to spend the winter napping in a cozy home, Rabbit finds himself too energetic to sleep and decides to join the world outside.

A whimsical tale of a reluctant rabbit who's persuaded to join his friend the bear in a long, safe winter sleep, only to find himself restlessly tossing and turning and finally leaving to dance "in starlit somersaults downhill'' through the snow. The illustrations are marvelous watercolors in double spreads that enrich the rhythmic text.