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My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

My Friend Rabbit (original 2002; edition 2011)

by Eric Rohmann, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)

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Title:My Friend Rabbit
Authors:Eric Rohmann
Other authors:Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
Info:Roaring Brook Press (2011), Edition: Enlarged, Paperback, 32 pages
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Tags:Caldecott Medal, Picture Book, Fiction

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My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (2002)




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This is a humorous, charming board book for children aged 1 to 5. Several of the pages are wordless. The animals’ expressions convey quite clearly how they feel about what is happening. Even toddlers will delight in the funny illustrations.

Rabbit puts his friend, the mouse, who is also the narrator, into a small plane and propels him into the air. The airplane gets stuck in a tree. The mouse drags an elephant, rhino, hippo, deer, alligator, bear, goose, and squirrel to help. He then piles them, not quite from largest to smallest, and climbs on the top holding out the mouse to get the airplane. Of course, all the animals collapse in a disgruntled heap. Mouse comes to rabbit’s rescue by whisking him away with the airplane, which is now free. The airplane loops around and then gets stuck back in the tree.

Children will enjoy discussing Rabbit’s poor decisions as well as the different responses from Mouse and the other animals. ( )
  Bonnie_Ferrante | Dec 13, 2014 |
Rabbit is a good friend but sometimes he just makes things worst. When a air plain gets stuck in a tree rabbit has a plan that really just put them in a more difficult situation but his friend stick by him any way. I really enjoyed this book and it comes in a giant book. ( )
  jsylve | Dec 12, 2014 |
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann is a book about two friends, Rabbit and Friends. One friend, Rabbit, unintentionally gets them in dilemmas, he also tries to get them out. It is an easy read with remarkable illustrations. I am not sure what children would learn from this book, but as an adult I can relate to this book. I have friends that always seem to get us into SOMETHING when we are all together and other times I seem to be the friend that gets us into mischief. ( )
  Nijania | Nov 17, 2014 |
"My Friend Rabbit," is different from any other book I have ever read, but I absolutely loved it. This book is about a mouse and a rabbit who are good friends. At the beginning of the story, the mouse states (in regards to the rabbit) "whatever he does, wherever he goes, trouble follows." The book then continues to go on about a toy plane getting stuck in a tree and the rabbit's wonderful idea to gather a bunch of very large animals (hippo, elephant, etc.) and stack them on top of each other to get the plane down. This book does not have a lot of text at all, and thus the major events that take place throughout the story are described solely through the illustrations. For Example, the small amount text that is in the book is explains how trouble always follows the rabbit, directly following this text there is a vivid illustration of a toy plane flying directly into a tree. Though the author does not say anything about the plane flying into the tree, the reader knows because of the illustrations. ( )
  EmilyEgert | Sep 16, 2014 |
My Friend Rabbit by, Eric Rohann

This book has very few words but has a great story. It is a story about a rabbit that seems to get into trouble where ever he goes, although he always mean well. Rabbit’s toy plane gets stuck in a tree and in an effort to retrieve it rabbit devises a plan. His plan produces many large animals that he finds and then stacks on top of each other. When the animals still aren't tall enough to reach his plane he tries one more thing and lifts his mouse friend to the very top just in reach of the plane when all of a sudden the large animal tower falls and every animal beings falling. The plane is pulled loose in the midst of the chaos and rabbit is happy to have it back the animals are visibly upset with him for causing all of this commotion.

Personal Reaction:
I found this book very entertaining because of the very bright and bold pictures in it. Although there are not a lot of words the pictures do a great job of telling the story. This book would be wonderful for an early emergent reader who is still learning. My daughter who is nine even enjoyed the book as I read it to her.

Classroom extensions:
1. After reading the book to the class I could use the sequencing of which animal the rabbit got first for his animal tower and then which one was next and so on. This would be a great tool to measure comprehension and attentiveness of the students.
2. To add to the illustrated element to the book I would instruct students to draw a picture of their favorite toy and to write what they may do if it ever got stuck in a difficult place. This would encourage students to use problem solving skills as well as critical thinking and creative writing skills as well.
  km057441 | Sep 12, 2014 |
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My friend Rabbit means well.
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This was a cute little story about a mouse and his friend rabbit. Rabbit seems to always have trouble following him. Rabbit gets mouses toy plant stuck into a tree and make a the story fun by using other animals and retrieve the plane. Its a cute story with some lovely illustrations.
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When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind.

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"My friend Rabbit means well, but..." "Not to worry, Mouse, I've got an idea." The downside of a good idea "...wherever he goes, trouble follows"

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:53:26 -0400)

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Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.

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