The Rabbit's Umbrella Author:George Plimpton You wouldn't think there'd be much room under a rabbit's umbrella, except, of course, for the rabbit himself. But beneath the shelter of 'The Rabbit's Umbrella' you will find a dog the size of a bear, a woman who couldn't get her Ford in reverse, a policeman incapable of untangling his traffic jams, three timid burglars living in a haunted hous... more »e, a retired doctor who sees a panda at a tea party, a streetcar conductor worried about losing his sreetcar, a sly pet shop owner who could sell a one eyed bullfrog to a customer asking her for a Siamese cat, a mother who thought a poodle the most important thing in life, a father who ran through a warm night with his bedroom slippers flapping about his feet, and a boy who finally got the pet he wanted.
You wouldn't think a plot containing such a strange assortment of characters existed. But 'The Rabbit's Umbrella', as large and gay as a circus tent, houses a plot as full of twists and surprises as a troupe of juggling clowns.
And as for the rabbit himself, the umbrella holder, whether at the close of the book you think him a figment of the imagination, or actually feel him standing behind you watching you read the book, you'll never forget him after having seen him carouse through Mr. Plimpton's light hearted fantasy.
'The Rabbit's Umbrella' is peppered with amusing, imaginative illustrations by William Pene du Bois, which are a complete delight in themselves.« less