Little Rabbit's New Baby


Mama is expecting a baby and Little Rabbit is going to be a big brother!

He's full of plans; he will teach the baby to play all sorts of games and be the best big brother ever. And when Mama has triplets, it looks like there will be three times the fun.

But having babies around might not be as much fun ...
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Mama is expecting a baby and Little Rabbit is going to be a big brother!

He's full of plans; he will teach the baby to play all sorts of games and be the best big brother ever. And when Mama has triplets, it looks like there will be three times the fun.

But having babies around might not be as much fun as Little Rabbit thought. They sleep and cry a lot. They are too young to throw a ball and they get their sticky paws on all his toys. They take up all of Mama's and Papa's time. "It's not fair!" cries Little Rabbit.

As it turns out, the new babies adore Little Rabbit. And one night when a tired Mama and Papa are at their wit's end, Little Rabbit comes to the rescue, consoling his siblings and rocking them to sleep. Now Little Rabbit understands what an important job it is to be a big brother.

Young readers will relate to Little Rabbit's challenging situation as he learns to cope with complex feelings and upheaval in the household. Harry Horse's colorful and buoyant illustrations vividly bring to life the indomitable hero in this gently uplifting and reassuring story.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140569643
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007

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