Avalanches, snowmen, a hungry wolf...and more!
When Bear wakes up early from her hibernation, she decides to build a snowman. Her grumpy neighbor, Rabbit, decides to build an even better one. Rabbit & Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits is full of laugh-out-loud moments and chronicles the forming of an unlikely friendship. With illustrations throughout, this chapter book is perfect for middle grade readers and is sure to become a fun favorite on any kid’s bookshelf.
About the Author
Julian Gough is an award-winning novelist, playwright, poet, musician, and scriptwriter. He was born in London, grew up in Ireland, and now lives in Berlin. Among many other things, Julian wrote the wonderful novel Connect, and the ending to Minecraft, the world’s most successful computer game for children of all ages. He likes to drink coffee and steal pigs.
Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer, and animation director. He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London, and now lives in Paris. His first picture book, Cats Ahoy!, written by Peter Bently, won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He is perhaps best known for drawing frogs on logs in the bestselling Oi Frog. He likes playing the guitar and drinking coffee.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My son grew up with me reading him Frog and Toad are friends, this is not Frog and Toad. It is a much more realistic view of animals, although not completely. We have a grumpy, thieving, poop eating rabbit and a happy-go-lucky bear. Rabbit is always trying to tell bear he is not very smart, yet he is embarrassed about eating his own poop. When a hungry carnivorous wolf is on the chase to eat rabbit, bear tries several things to help him, finally becoming successful. They become friends, make a snowman together and live together in bear's cave. There is a great educational side to the book too, talking about gravity, habitats and also rabbit digestion, so there are some great classroom ideas that you could explore with this. This is a fun book with humorous adventures that my 5 year old grandson enjoyed. He especially liked the part about the rabbit eating poo, as any little boy would. This would make a great book for late primary classrooms where children are becoming independent readers. The illustrations are adorable. The emotions on the faces of the animals added a lot to the story. They were not overly colourful, which was fine, but they were engaging. The publisher, Children's Books, provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions are my own.