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The rabbit listened / by Cori Doerrfeld.

Doerrfeld, Cori, (author,, illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E D (Text) 33500012648994 Main Checked out 12/06/2019
Moorhead Public Library E D (Text) 33500012649000 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library e DOE (Text) 35500006035651 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735229358 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 073522935X (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
"When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #1
    Doerrfeld (Maggie and Wendel, 2016) returns with a beautifully rendered story of loss, friendship, and learning how to rebuild. After a child named Taylor makes a block tower to be proud of and it gets accidentally destroyed, all the nearby animals think they know how to help. One by one, they offer Taylor what they think the child needs (shouting about it, pretending it didn't happen, etc.), but nothing they do makes Taylor feel better. Doerrfeld's combination of simple sentences and soft digital-ink illustrations is complex in its simplicity. Set against a predominantly blank background, the focus is on Taylor and her animal friends. After many pages showing Taylor balled up on the floor with the animals towering over her, a rabbit comes along, curls up beside her, and listens to what Taylor actually needs. Inspired by the author watching several of her friends go through difficult times, this is a tear-jerking tale of learning how to be there for a loved one, relevant for both the child hearing the story and the adult reading it. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Cori Doerrfeld is the author-illustrator of Penny Loves Pink, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Matilda in the Middle and Maggie and Wendel: Imagine Everything!. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and kids.

Subject: Listening > Fiction.
Rabbits > Fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Death & Dying.

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