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By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Spare story of ups & downs great for toddlers, preschoolers.

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This nearly wordless story conveys so much with simple but highly expressive art. It captures each moment of exhilaration and disappointment as things go from good to bad to good again over and over during Rabbit and Mouse's picnic adventure. It also shows Mouse losing his temper, screaming at Rabbit, and then feeling bad about making Rabbit cry -- a good example of self-reflection and empathy. Mouse then becomes the one to offer Rabbit good news -- a renewed chance at a sunny picnic -- and the two hug in celebration of their resilient friendship.

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