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Big Rabbit's Bad Moodby Ramona Badescu
It doesn't really get more adorable than Big Rabbit's bad mood personified into the form of a hairy, smelly creature who just won't stop following him around. This hilarious and heartfelt story, with clever illustrations, will entertain adults and little people alike.
Synopses & Reviews
Big Rabbit has a mood — a bad mood that won't leave him alone. This unusual portrayal of a bad mood as a creature that can't be banished is sure to make kids giggle and will resonate with readers of every mood. Full color.
"While Durand's illustrations of Big Rabbit's attempts to get rid of a bad mood will have readers giggling, the resolution of the conflict is disappointing. The expressive, orange rabbit is charming, despite his grumpiness, and his bad mood is portrayed as a furry, knuckle-dragging, gray creature who rides the vacuum cleaner, eats a radio, wipes his boogers on the carpet and 'stuck to him like glue.' When Big Rabbit's friends and even his mother don't answer his pleas for help, he finally hits on the idea of putting arrows on the floor to show the recalcitrant, toddleresque bad mood the way out. However, it's not until everyone surprises him with birthday presents that Big Rabbit's bad mood actually disappears ('Not a hair, not a booger, not a trace'). While the visual representation of an emotional metaphor is witty, children may find the bad mood's personification perplexing, and the misleading suggestion that a surprise birthday party is the best way to get rid of a bad mood undercuts the book's usefulness. Ages 2 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[T]his odd, humorous tale about a rabbit's bad mood will leave readers scratching their heads but giggling nevertheless..... Durand's simple, quirky images are at their best depicting the bad mood's antics, which they do with gusto." Kirkus
Big Rabbit has a mood. A bad mood. A mood with attitude. A big, disgusting mood that won't leave him alone. What's a rabbit to do?
He tries watching TV, but the bad mood is on every channel. He tries making a salad, but the bad mood is un-ignorable, lying on his sofa, eating chips and wiping his boogers on the rug. Whatever will make it go away?
The unusual portrayal of a bad mood as a creature that can't be banished will make kids giggle. Combined with a silly sense of humor and a very real sense of what it's like to want to shake off a grumpy feeling, this book will resonate with readers of every mood.
About the Author
Ramona Badescu was born in Romania and now lives in Marseille, France.
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