Book review by Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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age 4+

Cuddly read-aloud perfect for bedtime.

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age 4+

Adorable, definitely a keeper!

Addison loves this! I bought her this several years ago, and she usually insists I read this to her at bedtime at least once or twice a month. It's a very sweet story about how a kitty learns to live with a rabbit. It certainly helped Addison through a little selfish stage she got into at about five years old. Soon after I bought it and read it to her, she got over her little selfish stage, and I think that the book had something to do with it. I love that this book. It's a little on the long side, but I'm willing to take a little extra time for a great book. Overall, it's an amazingly illustrated and very nicely written children's book.

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authentic cat and bunny behaviors light up lovely illustrations and story

Super sweet but not saccharine due to how grounded the story and illustrations are in believable, true-to-life cat and bunny behaviors -- feels like the author could have drawn it straight from real life. Enough tension to keep interest up (just how will Oliver the cat's predatory impulses play out when he finally gets to encounter trusting bunny Marshmallow unsupervised?), but not too intense for even very young listeners.

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