Parents' Guide to

My Friend Rabbit

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

An Amazing Book of Freindship

This Book is Great, I love it and so do my children, who are 4 and 8! I definately think anyone with children should own it.
age 5+

Funny animal book for kids

I like the book because it is visual and has a sense of humor. It involves with a rabbit and mouse that they were best friends playing with a toy airplane. But sometimes they end up in trouble. It has a sense of humor how they get the airplane back to them.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

With its strong artistic lines, simple text, and uplifting message, the Caldecott Medal-winner MY FRIEND RABBIT should be a part of every young child's library. Readers will be drawn in by bold, graphic illustrations set within a black-lined frame, but they will stay because of the message. The tale is simple yet poignant, and kids and adults alike will relate.

The primary themes are how to play with the big kids, how to share a treasured toy, how to solve problems for yourself, and whether people will still be your friends when you mess up. All of this is addressed in the simple, supportive friendship of Rabbit and Mouse. Their relationship and Rabbit's shenanigans bring to mind other mischievous but well-meaning characters such as Curious George, the Cat in the Hat and, of course, the Froggy from the series by Jonathan London.

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