Friday, June 28, 2013
My Friend Rabbit
Author & Illustrator: Eric Rohmann
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Year: 2002
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: Caldecott, Parents' Choice Award
Summary: Rohmann decides to use printmaking for this book with hand colored relief prints. It tells the story of Rabbit who is quite mischievious. When a plane gets lost up a tree, Rabbit drags in all the other animals and stacks them up (with an awesomely unexpected vertical spread) to try and reach. Even though the animals fall and are not happy, the mouse decides that "Rabbit means well. And he is my friend."
Classroom Ideas: This is a story of friendship and I think most kids could relate to the ideas here. You could use it as a mentor text and have kids write about a friend of theirs or about a time that they got into trouble.