|By (author):||Doerrfeld, Cori|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits|
|JUVENILE FICTION / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings|
|Publisher:||Dial Books for Young Readers|
|Size:||10.00in x 10.00in|
|From The Publisher*||A universal, deeply moving exploration of grief and empathy|
With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations, The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on loss.
When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn't feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that's not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to process this loss, and one by one they fail. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen, which is just what Taylor needs.
Whether read in the wake of tragedy or as a primer for comforting others, this is a deeply moving and unforgettable story sure to soothe heartache of all sizes.
|Review Quote*||★ "This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf." - Kirkus, starred review|
★ "Each of Doerrfeld's highly distilled and elegantly concise vignettes brims with emotional honesty and profound empathy. The result is a story that's wise, funny, and easy to take to heart." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A beautifully rendered story of loss, friendship, andlearning how to rebuild.... This is a tear-jerking tale of learning howto be there for a loved one, relevant for both the child hearing the story and the adult reading it." - Booklist
|Biographical Note||Cori Doerrfeld is the author-illustrator of Penny Loves Pink, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Matilda in the Middle and Maggie and Wendel: Imagine Everything!. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and kids.|