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;
"Little Rabbit wants to attend the circus, and his mother says that he can, but first he has to clean his totally trashed playroom...Using single and double pages, the artist populates this story with an array of animals, plenty of detail, and the perfect mix of colors. Children should relate to this circus tale, and parents will enjoy how the mother saves the day."--School Library Journal
"Charmingly off-kilter, with emotions that are spot on."--Publishers Weekly
"When the circus comes to town, a young rabbit will do anything to attend, up to and including turning his mother into the main attraction. Outraged by his motherand#8217;s demands that he clean his playroom before he goes to the show, Little Rabbit concocts a plan to run away and join circus life...Kliseand#8217;s dialogue delights in the flamboyant language of carnivals while her sisterand#8217;s color-saturated acrylic paintings deftly reflect the storyand#8217;s over-the-top tone. This gem of a tale offers respite, in the form of comic relief, from the age-old skirmish between parents and children over cleaning up."--Kirkus
"Little Rabbit wants to attend the circus, and his mother says that he can, but first he has to clean his totally trashed playroom . . . Using single and double pages, the artist populates this story with an array of animals, plenty of detail, and the perfect mix of colors. Children should relate to this circus tale, and parents will enjoy how the mother saves the day."and#8212;School Library Journal and#160; "Charmingly off-kilter, with emotions that are spot-on."and#8212;Publishers Weekly and#160; "The Klises once again offer delightful storytelling and art, with winsome, decidely toylike animal characters.and#160;Young fans will enjoy Little Rabbit's antics, even if his room does end up getting cleaned."and#8212;Booklist and#160; "This gem of a tale offers repsite, in the form of comic relief, from the age-old skirmish between paretns and children over cleaning up."and#8212;Kirkus
"Urban unfurls the gentle and#8216;be true to yourselfand#8217; moral perfectly, with plenty of funny dialogue, overplayed reaction and the enduring appeal of the tiny hero. Coleand#8217;s terrific watercolors reflect Mouseand#8217;s emotional growth in spreads and spots brimming with movement. Who knew standing still could be so dramatic? Well-pitched for preschoolers just learning social skills, this would be equally excellent for family reading, classrooms and storytimes."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
, STARRED review
and#8220;Through playful language and expressive watercolors with colored pencil and ink, this story about anger management proves to be both entertaining and therapeutic. . . . Mouse finds his own way through his ire and, in the process, may help a few youngsters get a handle on their own.and#8221;and#8212;School Library Journal
"This engaging tale about a child's imagination and his strategies confront his fears is told with gentle humor." -- School Library Journal (June 2008)
"Richly colored acrylic illustrations, with abundant details in both the classroom and bedroom scenes, feature a cheerful, comical assortment of animal classmates and a gentle, attentive mother, which lighten the seriousness of the story." --Booklist (June 2008)
"The textured acrylics have fun with color, giving more than enough details to make readers want to linger on each page and explore a little longer." --The Horn Book (2008)
"Deeply opaque acrylics take Little Rabbit back and forth between his bedroom and a classroom populated with a menagerie of friends.andnbsp; A worthy introduction to puns."andnbsp;--Kirkus Reviews (May 2008)
What does Little Rabbit do when his cruel mother forces him to clean his playroom? Why, run away and join the circus, of course!
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.
Who knows the best way to be mad? Bear stomps. Hare hops. Bobcat screams. Mouse? He just can't get it right. But when he finds the way that works for him--still and quiet--he discovers his own way might be the best of all.and#160; A light-hearted exploration of how to manage anger from the critically acclaimed author and illustrator duo of Urban and Cole.
A magical story about one anxiety-ridden little rabbit's efforts to get rid of a recurring night mareand#160;
One night, while Little Rabbit is sleeping, a very scary creature appears in his dream.and#160;Little Rabbit is so worried about the "night mare"and#160;that he can't eat or sleep--and he certainly can't work on his school report that's due at the end of the week. He makes signs. He builds traps. But nothing keeps that night mare away . . . until Little Rabbit dreams up a brave and brilliant solution.and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Kate and Sarah Klise have created a heart-meltingly sweet story that will empower kids everywhere to face theirand#160;fears.
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.