The Rabbit Listened
Sometimes things come crashing down, and the help that is offered isn't just what you need. But the rabbit in the book knows just what to do - which is to Listen.
With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations, The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on loss.
When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn't feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that's not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to process this loss, and one by one they fail. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen, which is just what Taylor needs.
Whether read in the wake of tragedy or as a primer for comforting others, this is a deeply moving and unforgettable story sure to soothe heartache of all sizes.
By Cori Dorrfeld
What Wild & Wonder love about this book:
This book is perfect for helping kids identify and accept their own emotions. But beyond that, it teaches them (and us as adults as well) how to have compassion and help others when they are hurting