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by Norbert Landa, Tim Warnes
     
 


Bear and Rabbit are the best friends you can imagine. They live in their Bear-Rabbit house. They even cook together in their Bear-Rabbit kitchen. One summer day, Rabbit spots something shiny and twinkling in the sun in their Bear-Rabbit yard. What is it? Bear and Rabbit can’t agree. Is this the end of their friendship? Tim Warnes’ illustrations bring… See more details below

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Bear and Rabbit are the best friends you can imagine. They live in their Bear-Rabbit house. They even cook together in their Bear-Rabbit kitchen. One summer day, Rabbit spots something shiny and twinkling in the sun in their Bear-Rabbit yard. What is it? Bear and Rabbit can’t agree. Is this the end of their friendship? Tim Warnes’ illustrations bring this funny and touching store to life as two friends learn what really matters to them.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
Bear and rabbit are best friends. They live together in their Bear-Rabbit house and share chores, with each doing what he does best. Rabbit is better at frying mushrooms, Bear at making honey-cakes. Because Bear is better at climbing, he gets the top bunk. Such details as these make their friendship clear and explicit to young readers, who can learn from them what it means to be a friend. Then, one day, Rabbit spies something sparkling—cleverly illustrated in bright silver, so that even small readers will recognize what Bear and Rabbit do not, is a scrap of mylar balloon. Looking into it, Rabbit insists that the shiny object contains a picture of himself. Similarly, Bear insists that it is a picture of himself. They argue, tug, and tear the scrap. Each goes off angrily with his piece, Rabbit to their home, Bear to the tree house. Soon, they miss each other and meet, each to say he is sorry. When they put their pieces together, they see a picture of both of them, smiling side-by-side. Although didactic, this is a sweet, simple tale that is not heavy-handed and is made further appealing through fetching illustrations of expressive, huggable creatures. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

Bear and Rabbit share everything-a house, the cooking, and stories. One morning, Rabbit sees something shiny in the grass. The object turns out to be a torn balloon in which they can see themselves. Bear grabs onto it, and Rabbit does too. They pull and tug on it, each coming away with a piece. Angrily, the friends storm off in different directions. As the day goes by, Bear and Rabbit miss one another and wonder how to repair their friendship. They meet in the yard outside their house, apologizing for being so selfish. They put the two fragments together and see-surprise-a perfect picture of themselves. Soft colors, expressive characters, and a metallic balloon make this a highly appealing story about friends having differences and finding a way to make up.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH

Kirkus Reviews
New collaborators Landa and Warnes (who is often paired with Julie Sykes) have created a picture book about friendship, jealousy, arguing and making things right again. The pictorial gimmick here is a Mylar balloon they find, which appears within the illustrations as a shiny and reflective foil element. Both want the balloon, which makes a very fine mirror. They squabble and-predictably-end up ripping it in half. Each storms home and admires himself in his fragment of Mylar, but soon the longing for friendship trumps the argument and all is well. A number of words in the text are produced in a much larger font than the rest. There appears TO be no RHYME or reason for THIS stylistic decision, forcing an awkward and unnatural reading-aloud experience. The illustrations are vintage Warnes-sweet, warmly colored and evocative-but this book about the testing of friendship remains strictly ADDITIONAL. (Picture book. 3-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561486625
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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