Little Rabbit's New Baby

Little Rabbit's New Baby

by Harry Horse
     
 

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Little Rabbit is very excited at the thought of being a big brother. However, when Mama has three babies, instead of the expected one, things don’t go as smoothly as Little Rabbit had hoped. Perhaps babies are not as much fun as he first thought! But Little Rabbit's new siblings adore him and when Little Rabbit is the only one who can get them to sleep, he

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Little Rabbit is very excited at the thought of being a big brother. However, when Mama has three babies, instead of the expected one, things don’t go as smoothly as Little Rabbit had hoped. Perhaps babies are not as much fun as he first thought! But Little Rabbit's new siblings adore him and when Little Rabbit is the only one who can get them to sleep, he realizes how special it is to be a big brother. A very poignant tale, full of humourously familiar moments for any family expecting a new baby.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1- Mama's going to have a baby and Little Rabbit's ecstatic because he thinks that he'll finally have a playmate. He's eager to be the best big brother ever and to share his knowledge and toys with the newcomer. When his mother gives birth to triplets, his excitement triples. He's a bit discomfited when his attempts at feeding, entertaining, and teaching games don't work as planned. He soon begins to resent his siblings and is jealous because his parents pay so much attention to them. Feeling ignored and unloved, he crawls under his bed to sulk and the babies, missing him, begin to cry. When nothing and no one can comfort them, Little Rabbit takes over and again shares his time and toys. The sweet pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are filled in with myriad intricately drawn details of the bunny family and their cozy home. With everything outlined in black ink and filled in soft hues, the pictures are replete with humorous vignettes and charming, active, diaper-clad babies. A delightful addition.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI

Kirkus Reviews
Little Rabbit cannot wait for the new baby to be born, but is rather taken aback when Mama has three bunny babies and brings the triplets home. Little Rabbit wants to hug and play with the babies, and tries to feed them (with disastrous results). They don't do well by Little Rabbit's toys either, and he hides under his bed with his paws over his ears. But the babies cry and won't stop, until Little Rabbit comes out to amuse them and rocks their cradle until they fall asleep. Mama tells Little Rabbit that he is the "best help" a mama could have. Little Rabbit wears his familiar bunny onesie, while Grandma wears clothes and Mama and Papa do not. The confectionery illustrations are very cute, and the rabbit hole is decked out in comfy furniture and accoutrements in a paean to cozy story domesticity. The author died tragically in 2007, but readers can be reassured that there are a few other chapter books in the pipeline featuring the adventures of his dog Roo. (Picture book. 5-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561459155
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/2016
Series:
Little Rabbit
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
549,284
Product dimensions:
10.75(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Lexile:
AD420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Harry Horse has written and illustrated several children's books including The Last Gold Diggers, winner of the Smarties Gold Prize, The Last Polar Bears and The Last Cowboys. There are now four Little Rabbit stories and Little Rabbit Lost won the Scottish Arts Council Award. Harry has been political cartoonist for the New Yorker, the Guardian, Scotland on Sunday, the Scotsman and now the Glasgow Herald. Harry lives in Shetland with his wife Mandy, his dog Chiquita, Steve the cat and six chickens.

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