There, There

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SUMMARY

Do you ever feel like everything is terrible? Like nothing is ever right and you just want to hide under your pillow? Well Rabbit does, and he’s not shy about sharing it. He whines, he complains, he moans, he grumps… until Bear has had enough and decides it’s time for Rabbit to learn to appreciate what he has. Using nothing but the lowly common earthworm as an example, he teaches Rabbit a lesson about taking things for granted. Something the worm knows all about…

Target Age Group: 3-7 years old

Length: 24 Pages

Publisher: Tundra Books

Release Date: June 6, 2017

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

TIM BEISER was born on April Fools’ Day in Los Angeles, California. After earning a degree in Economics at Rocky Mountain College in Montana, he moved to New York City where he spent sixteen years as a playwright and science fiction short-story writer. He is the author of Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog, Miss Mousie‘s Blind Date, both nominated for a Governor General’s Award, Canada’s highest literary honor, and Little Chicken Duck. Tim is the proud dad of twins Rowan and Daniel, and he and his family split their time between Toronto, Canada, and Grignan, France. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario, and Grignan, France.

BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over one hundred books for children, including the acclaimed Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey, It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph by Monica Kulling and Little Chicken Duck by Tim Beiser. He is also the author and illustrator of Who Broke the Teapot!? and the Elephants Never Forget series. Among his many honors, he has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, the Blue Spruce Award, the California Young Reader Medal and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children’s Literature. Bill lives near Millbrook, Ontario.Bill Slavin lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

REVIEW

If you hadn’t noticed, I am now getting into picture book/chapter book reviews in addition to the young adult/adult reviews. This is mostly because I have kids. I love getting new material to try out on them, and they also help me to write a more accurate review. Some books I can’t stand, but my kids love. And at times it goes the other way.

There, There has a cute concept where this rabbit is complaining about everything and his friend puts everything in perspective by comparing their life to the fate of a worm. The unique and entertaining aspect is when it then switches to the worm’s point of view who is kind of offended that he is being used as the example of the worst kind of life.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I took off one star because at times I thought the actual writing was kind of choppy)

However. It doesn’t matter if I thought it creative and entertaining. My six year old son wasn’t very engaged (seemed bored, didn’t want to look at pictures more closely, didn’t ask questions), much of the humor was over his head, and he never asked me to read it again. Afterward he said he didn’t like how angry they were the whole time. SO…

I’m going to have to give it 3 out of 5 Stars.

Availability

There, There is available in hardback. You can purchase it or get more info by clicking on the image below.

Happy Reading!

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