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Blue Rabbit and Friends
     

Blue Rabbit and Friends

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by Christopher Wormell
 

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Blue Rabbit doesn't like living in a cave in a dark forest, so he sets out in search of a new place to live. Along the way he meets Bear, Goose, and Dog, who aren't happy in their homes either. As Blue Rabbit listens to everyone describe what kind of homes they are looking for, he realizes that some creative switching will solve all of his friends' problems. But

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Blue Rabbit doesn't like living in a cave in a dark forest, so he sets out in search of a new place to live. Along the way he meets Bear, Goose, and Dog, who aren't happy in their homes either. As Blue Rabbit listens to everyone describe what kind of homes they are looking for, he realizes that some creative switching will solve all of his friends' problems. But once they are all settled, where will Blue Rabbit live?

"The challenge of matching animals to more appropriate abodes will delight preschoolers, as will the surprise ending. A simple treat from an author who knows how children's minds work." (School Library Journal, starred review)

"With its . . . classic story line capped with a fresh twist, Wormell's tale is perfectly suited to preschoolers." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
When little Blue Rabbit decides that his cave home is too large and the forest too dark for him, he ventures out and finds a goose, a bear, and a dog who are also disenchanted with their current homes. Very soon they discover that by communicating with each other, they can figure out a solution to their problems. Each animal ends up quite happy. Even Blue Rabbit, who doesn't find a new home, decides on what he really wants in this story. This story's highly predictable plot makes it appropriate for young children. The text is always on the left side of the page, and the colorful, lino block-styled pictures are on the right. The book's illustrations have the essentials necessary for a conversation with a toddler; nothing more. This book is most appropriate for a young preschooler. 2002 (orig. 2000), Puffin Books/Penguin Putnam, Ages 2 to 5.
— Daniel Peters
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
With charming wood block engravings, the story of the Blue Rabbit is told. Immediately the Blue Rabbit faces a major crisis--he doesn't like his home. Throughout the story he travels from friend to friend to try and solve his problem. Soon he discovers that his friends don't like their homes either. Bear's house is too wet, Goose's house is too dry and stuffy, and Dog's house is too cramped. Using their cooperative problem solving skills, they discover that they can switch homes and solve their problems. Goose can switch to Bear's wet home, etc. As the reader is predicting the ending, he or she will be surprised by the Blue Rabbit's choice for a home. Even a non-reader will enjoy the simplicity of the story and illustrations. 1999, Phyllis Fogelman Books, Ages 3 to 5, $14.99. Reviewer: Lori M. Saporosa
Kraft
Wormell's illustrations are bright and colorful block prints and, while his style is somewhat cartoonish, he achieves a high amount of detail in this medium. The shading and choice of colors create a feeling of warmth that perfectly complements the story.
—Erik P. Kraft, The Boston Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142300794
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.28(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Blue Rabbit and Friends 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rabbit wants to find a new home. He goes to other animals' houses to find a new home. None of the other animals like their homes either. In the end, Rabbit rides around on his bike, and the other animals follow him.