Rabbit doesn’t want to listen to anyone. Or so he thinks. A hilarious bedtime book celebrating the everyday struggles of parents and strong-willed children.
★ “A thoroughly delightful, warmhearted bedtime story.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
Rabbit is happy doing his own thing, thank you.
He doesn’t want to have to listen to anyone else! Not when Mom says to get up, not when Mom says to get dressed, not when Mom says to have breakfast, play outside, come inside, and least of all—have a bath! Then Mom makes a suggestion that Rabbit simply can’t resist.
Debut author-illustrator Marjoke Henrichs delivers a laugh-out-loud tale for both parents and kids. Little readers will immediately relate to Rabbit, who embodies every mischievous child who would rather have their own way than be told what to do. Adult readers will recognize loads of relatable parenting moments throughout. Both grownups and children will appreciate the warm and loving twist ending full of hugs and cuddles.
★ “Henrichs uses spare, repetitive language and perfectly coordinated, simply rendered cartoon illustrations to highlight Rabbit’s initial reluctance to comply followed by joy in the activities…. A thoroughly delightful, warmhearted bedtime story.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Will certainly strike chords of familiarity in parents and younger children. More, even not-so-young audiences will delightedly join in the loud chorus—and also enjoy Henrichs’ scribbly cartoon illustrations.” —Booklist Online
“The varied text size—large for each and every ‘NO!’—and the story’s comical repetition encourage engagement and maybe even silly participation during shared readings. Young readers will take delight in the playful and fiercely independent Rabbit, and the sweet surprise ending will remind parents and other adults that sometimes the answer will be a wholehearted ‘Yes!’” —Horn Book Magazine
F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Bed Time, Bath Time, Independence
BISAC 1: JUV010000 JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
BISAC 2: JUV002210 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits
BISAC 3: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories