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. But having babies around might not be as much fun as Little Rabbit thought. They take up all of Mama’s and Papa’s time. “It’s not fair!” cries Little Rabbit. But one night when a tired Mama and Papa are at their wit’s end, Little Rabbit comes to the rescue and begins to understand 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 change and upheaval in his home. Harry Horse’s colorful and buoyant illustrations vividly bring to life the indomitable hero in this gently uplifting and reassuring story.
★ “A delightful addition.” ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“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.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“It’s a familiar scenario that should resonate with kids who hear or read the story.” ―The San Francisco Chronicle
“Another jewel…warm, gentle writing will calm and soothe any listener.” ―Sunday Eagle
“Sensitively written and beautifully illustrated, this upbeat book is delightful in every way.” ―Ocala
“Little Rabbit is, without a doubt, one of the most delightful rabbit characters to appear in children’s literature.” ―Through the Looking Glass
CCBC Choices (Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2009
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2009
Best Books of the Year ―School Library Journal, 2008
AR Level: 2.6
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Coping with Change, New Siblings, Responsibility
BISAC 1: JUV002210 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits
BISAC 2: JUV013040 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby
BISAC 3: JUV013070 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings