Synopses & Reviews
andquot;Charmingly off-kilter, with emotions that are spot-on.andquot; andmdash;Publishers Weeklyand#160;Little Rabbit hears the drums. He watches the performers parade by. He really wants to go to the circus! But his mother says he may go only after he cleans his disastrously messy playroom. Little Rabbit tries, but itand#39;s no use. Thereand#39;s only one thing to do: sneak out. And he now has an act for the circus:and#160;Behold!and#160;The Meanest Mother on Earth! She has two heads. And green teeth. Sheand#39;s terrifying!and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Well, Mother Rabbit is tough . . . but only because she loves her child. Plus, she hasand#160;an ingenious plan on how toand#160;get theand#160;Messiest Room on Earth tidy!and#160;
"Chimerical details abound in this strong follow-up to Little Rabbit and the Night Mare. Even though he wants to see the circus, Little Rabbit's mother directs him to first clean his out-of-control playroom, shown complete with framed bug specimens, assorted toys, and other creations. Sneaking out of his window, Little Rabbit decides to join the circus. His claim to fame: he has the 'Meanest Mother on Earth.' Selling tickets, he promises: 'She has two heads. And green teeth!' But when the audience is less-than-wowed by his mean mother, she has the last laugh (and he has a change of heart). Charmingly off-kilter, with emotions that are spot on. Ages 3 7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Little Rabbit hears the drums and watches performers parade by. He really wants to go to the circus! His mother says he may go, but only after he cleans his playroom. Little Rabbit tries, but itandrsquo;s no use. Thereandrsquo;s only one thing to do: Join the circus and sell one hundred tickets to see the Meanest Mother on Earth! Sheandrsquo;s terrifying! Sheandrsquo;s not fair!
Mother Rabbit is tough, but only because she loves her Little Rabbit. He starts to understand this at the last sleepy moment, as he snuggles up under a homemade circus tent in his now clean playroom.
What does Little Rabbit do when his cruel mother forces him to clean his playroom? Why, run away and join the circus, of course!
About the Author
KATE KLISE is an author of many genres: She has written four other picture books, as well as seven middle-grade novels, all illustrated by her sister, Sarah. She has also written two young adult novels and is a freelance reporter for People magazine. Kate lives and writes in Norwood, Missouri.
M. SARAH KLISE is the talented illustrator of the above-mentioned four picture books and seven middle-grade novels written by her sister, Kate. She also teaches art classes near her home in Berkeley, California.