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Why Do You Cry?: Not a Sob Story

by Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)

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Little Rabbit's realizes that everyone who has feelings, whether young or not, cries from time to time for all kinds of reasons, even when they are happy ,and crying can be a good way to show one's feelings.
  Jin528 | Nov 3, 2011 |
Decent read aloud, great lap sit. Big 5 year old rabbit decides not to cry anymore. He only wants to invite people who don't cry to his party, but no one can come because everyone cries. He discovers it is okay to cry and all his friends come to his party anyway. ( )
  dangerlibearian | Jan 3, 2011 |
Turning five, Little Rabbit only wants to invite people who are so big now they don't cry anymore. But he has trouble finding anyone to come. Even his mother admits she oftens cries -- for both sad and happy reasons. So even though he's turning five, he realizes that you're never too old to cry sometimes.
  kday_working | Mar 2, 2009 |
Rabbit is having a birthday party and since he is 5 now he wants only people who don't cry to come to his birthday party. As he invites all of his friends he realizes that none of them can come to his birthday party because they still cry for different reasons like being scared, getting hurt and even when they are happy. After his mom talks to him about how she still cries and tells him it is okay to cry he decides to invite all of his friends to his birthday party whether they still cry or not.
  kfarlow | Feb 23, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805073191, Hardcover)

Crying is just for babies—right?
In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said of Kate and M. Sarah Klise’s first picture book, Shall I Knit You A Hat?: “The Klises consistently sound notes of tenderness and humor.” They continue to do so as Little Rabbit and his mother return in a sweet new story.
 
Little Rabbit is about to turn five, and he decides he’s all through with crying. He doesn’t want crybabies at his birthday party, so he tells his friends they can come only if they’re big, like him, and don’t cry anymore. When all of his friends admit to crying sometimes, Little Rabbit is shocked. Does everybody cry? Why?
 
Why Do You Cry? is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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As his fifth birthday party approaches, Little Rabbit decides to invite only those friends who are also too old to cry until he learns that others of all ages weep for all sorts of reasons.

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