Winner of Tennessee Volunteer State Award A clever, singing rabbit eats his way through the pea patch until Little Girl snatches him up, and he is soon singing a new tune as he plans his escape. With a nod to Brer Rabbit, Pickin Peas is adapted from two folktales collected in Alabama and Virginia. The lively storytelling voice of award-winning author Margaret Read MacDonald, combined with Pat Cummings' bright, bold contemporary illustrations, makes this timeless battle-of-wits an instant classic. This southern trickster folktale will teach readers the importance of resourcefulness, respect and fairness. Tell this story as a sing-along and make up dance moves as a class. Have fun with it!