The Resource My friend Rabbit, Eric Rohmann

My friend Rabbit, Eric Rohmann

Label
My friend Rabbit
Title
My friend Rabbit
Statement of responsibility
Eric Rohmann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend
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Writing style
Award
  • Caldecott Medal, 2003.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2003
Review
  • Ages 4-8. Mouse, the narrator who flies a red and yellow biplane, tells listeners that his friend Rabbit “means well,” but that trouble always follows him. Then comes a smart, sassy object lesson on how much trouble Rabbit brings. The fun of this is in the spacing and sequencing of the heavily ink-outlined drawings. After Rabbit has thrown Mouse’s beloved biplane into a tree, one full page consists of tiny Mouse staring up, ink accents marking his exasperation. On the facing page, Rabbit darts off, promising a solution. The next double-spread shows an anxious Mouse as Rabbit drags one enormous tail into view. The space fills with a massive elephant. Then Rabbit pulls in, among others, a rhino, a reindeer, and a duck (followed, of course, by ducklings). Now, the two-page spread must be turned vertically to reveal a giant pyramid of animals, topped by a squirrel holding Mouse, who reaches for the biplane--then the mass topples. Rage-filled beasts turn on Rabbit. Mouse, flying in on his recovered plane, saves Rabbit from their clutches and claws. Tremendous physical humor delivers a gentle lesson about accepting friends as they are. (Reviewed May 15, 2002) -- Connie Fletcher
  • PreS-Gr 1 –A simple story about Rabbit and Mouse, who, despite Rabbit's penchant for trouble, are friends. When Rabbit launches his toy airplane (with Mouse in the pilot seat at takeoff) and it gets stuck in a tree, he convinces his friend that he will come up with a plan to get it down. He does so by stacking animals on top of one another (beginning with an elephant and a rhinoceros) until they are within reach of the toy. The double-page, hand-colored relief prints with heavy black outlines are magnificent, and children will enjoy the comically expressive pictures of the animals before and after their attempt to extract the plane. The text is minimal; it's the illustrations that are the draw here.–Kristin de Lacoste, South Regional Public Library, Pembroke Pines, FL --Kristin de Lacoste (Reviewed May 1, 2002) (School Library Journal, vol 48, issue 5, p126)
  • Best known for fluid, superbly realistic oil paintings, Rohmann (Prairie Train, 1999, etc) switches to thick-lined colored woodcuts and a simpler pictorial style for this nearly wordless, engagingly wacky episode. After carelessly throwing little Mouse's airplane up into a tree, Rabbit finds a unique way to reach it. ("Not to worry, Mouse. I've got an idea!") Industrious, if not too practical, he drags in a reluctant bear, a crocodile, a purple hippo, and other animals, then stacks them atop a wobbly-legged elephant. Great is the inevitable fall thereof, but Mouse and airplane are reunited, and Mouse, being a true friend, swoops down to rescue Rabbit from the now-annoyed menagerie. Rohmann uses wordless, and sometimes even empty, frames to great comic effect, allowing huge animals to make sudden entrances from the side—or from above, and artfully capturing the expressions on their faces. Young readers and pre-readers will chortle at the silliness of it all while enjoying the sometimes-demanding friendship between these disparately sized chums. (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2002)
Awards note
  • Caldecott Medal, 2003
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2003.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
117914
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rohmann, Eric
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
350L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
BR 0
LC call number
  • PZ7.R6413
  • PS3568.O4972
LC item number
  • My 2002
  • M94 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
Reading level
2.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roaring Brook Press
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Caldecott Medal Winner
Study program name
Reading Counts!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Play
  • Toys
  • Problem solving
  • Rabbits
  • Mice
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Rabbits
  • Mice
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Mice
  • Play
  • Problem solving
  • Rabbits
  • Toys
Target audience
juvenile
Label
My friend Rabbit, Eric Rohmann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48817325
Dimensions
21 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780761324201
Lccn
2002017764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48817325
Label
My friend Rabbit, Eric Rohmann
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48817325
Dimensions
21 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780761324201
Lccn
2002017764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48817325

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