The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened

by Cori Doerrfeld


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A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small.

When something sad 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 act, and one by one they fail to offer comfort. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen . . . which is just what Taylor needs.

With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustration, The Rabbit Listened is about how to comfort and heal the people in your life, by taking the time to carefully, lovingly, gently listen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735229358
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 11,471
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

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.

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The Rabbit Listened 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
McMarshall More than 1 year ago
An ingenious book that uses irresistible illustrations of animals to represent and demonstrate the stages of grief in the context a child can easily grasp. This is a story of friendship and learning to listen. On that can easily be applicable to all heartbreaks big and small (the toppling of a magnificent block tower).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a very good book for parents to read too. A different perspective to think about.