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Rabbit Listened, The Hardcover – Illustrated, 2 April 2018

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dial; 1st edition (2 April 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 073522935X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0735229358
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 - 5 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 26.42 x 1.07 x 26.09 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 2,037 ratings

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New York Times Bestseller
New York Times
Editors' Choice

New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2018
TIME magazine's 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2018
Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2018
2019 Charlotte Huck Honor Book by NCTE
2019 SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Book
New York Public Library's Best Kids Books of 2018
Chicago Public Library's Best Picture Books of 2018
Kirkus Best Books of 2018
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2018
People Magazine Kid Pick
Spring 2018 Indie Next List

★ This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf. -- Kirkus, starred review

★ Each of Doerrfeld's highly distilled and elegantly concise vignettes brims with emotional honesty and profound empathy. The result is a story that's wise, funny, and easy to take to heart. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ This is a delightful picture book with a lot of meaning in the subtext...Granting this work a place in your library collection should give it the exposure and the voice it so richly deserves. -- School Library Connection

The Rabbit Listened is simple in premise, but deeply affecting. --TIME

The bibliotherapeutic potential of thistitle is undeniable, but it never overwhelms the story and only contributes to thisbig-hearted picture book's success. -- The Horn Book

Wonderfully drawn...offers what Taylor -- like all of us -- needs: the comfort of someone who will just listen, laugh and give a hug." -- New York Times

[The Rabbit Listened] is a lovely book and a corrective, perhaps, for adults who may forget that quiet attention has its own curative power." -- The Wall Street Journal

Full of spirit and uncensored emotion... Doerrfeld skillfully evokes the amazing bond between kids and their pets." -- The Chicago Tribune

"A gentle lesson in the power of silence." -- PEOPLE

A beautifully rendered story of loss, friendship, andlearning how to rebuild.... This is a tear-jerking tale of learning howto be there for a loved one, relevant for both the child hearing the story and the adult reading it. -- Booklist

A reminder for adults and children alike that sometimes the best way to help someone is to sit quietly with them. -- BCCB

In addition to validating feelings of anger and disappointment, this book is a fine vehicle for group discussion of ways to help others deal with these emotions. Sometimes just listening is best of all --SLJ

A lovely springboard to discuss grief with young children." -- Book Riot

Book Description

A universal, deeply moving exploration of grief and empathy.

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