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Children's LiteratureThis rollicking nod to the pleasures of sharing a good book, features a psychedelic-blue rabbit who savors the isolated bliss of his own living room to read an evening story. Enter boisterous Froggie who disrupts Rabbit's peaceful existence, but loves listening to Rabbit's nightly stories. Rabbit's increasing frustration with his unwelcome guest is delightfully mirrored in his facial expressions and his ear movements, as oblivious Froggie eventually arrives with a horde of amphibian relatives to join the fun. Finally, Rabbit has had enough and throws them all out, only to discover he rather misses their companionship after all. Young children will enjoy the bouncy language, and the repetition as Froggie's visits escalate. Ample white space makes the simple text easy to see, and the different perspectives in the illustrations keep things lively. Humorous details include silly book titles on Rabbit's shelf. Parallel themes of people needing people—or in this case rabbits needing frogs—and the camaraderie of sharing a good story are well presented. 2005, Philomel Books/Penguin, Ages 3 to 6.