Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Roaring Brook Press, 2002. 32 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0761315353
What it’s About:
Rabbit is always causing trouble with his thoughtless actions. This time he throws his friend’s airplane into a tree. Rabbit’s ideas for solving this problem involve pushing and dragging an elephant and a rhino towards the tree. Then he carries a hippo, an alligator, a bear, and other creatures and stacks them up but he still can’t reach the airplane.
The Caldecott Medal Winner of 2003 is the charming story of a friendship saved because of the creative skills of a clever rabbit. The pictures are hilarious as rabbit manages to carry animals ten times and a hundred times his size. The illustrations are outlined in black ink and are made from woodcuts. This is a nearly wordless book, but the story doesn’t need much in the way of text because the pictures tell the story like a silent film screwball comedy. Despite the silliness of the events, a message of the enduring value of friends who mean well resonates. Children will associate having adventures and surviving trouble as something you will have to experience with your friends.
Other Awards and Recognition
American Library Association Notable Books for Children 2003
Other Formats and Versions
Rohmann, Eric. Mi Amigo Conejo (Castillo de la Lectura Preschool) (Spanish Edition) Castillo, Ediciones, S. A. de C. V., 2007. 40 pages. ISBN-13: 978-9702008460