Synopses & Reviews
What do rabbits do all day? Florian (Pig Is Big on Books) offers a playful list of pursuits from racing across meadows to building snow rabbits in a jaunty book length poem. Readers follow a herd of rabbits from morning till night season to season as they explore play and swim (“There’s leaping and creeping and digging up holes./ There’s frightening frogs and discovering moles”). Such full days guarantee that the rabbits are ready to settle in back at home: “One habit of rabbits that’s not to be missed.../ is saying ‘goodnight’ with a hug and a kiss.” The energy of Florian’s verse flows from quiet to spirited and back again in a singsong rhythm well suited to bedtime storytelling. In mixed media paintings employing fluid black lines and occasional doodlelike squiggles Sánchez (Here I Am) creates a sunny verdant naturescape of wispy grasses trees and rolling clouds. The closing spreads awash in inky darkness and featuring a drowsy rabbit crew provide a visual wind down to sleep fully in step with the text. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Rubin Pfeffer Rubin Pfeffer Content. Illustrator’s agent: Teresa Kietlinski Prospect Agency. (Feb.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Follow one family of rabbits as they do all their favorite things in this sweet, poetic story from award-winning author Douglas Florian.
The habits of rabbits are many, not few, with plenty of things that they love to do
This sweet, lyrical story by Douglas Florian follows a family of rabbits as they have fun doing everyday things like digging holes, building snow rabbits, thumping their feet, and more. But as the day comes to an end, their favorite thing to do is say "goodnight" with a hug and a kiss.