Cheeky, delightful, and hilarious, the next title in the Rabbit & Bear series is a roller coaster ride of fun!
What with his friend Bear’s snoring, and a BANG! BANG! BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done. But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different perspective. A story of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY, this delightful and hilarious illustrated chapter book is another fun read for Rabbit & Bear fans.
About the Author
Julian Gough is an award-winning novelist, playwright, poet, musician, and scriptwriter. He was born in London, grew up in Ireland, and now lives in Berlin. Among many other things, Julian wrote the wonderful novel Connect, and the ending to Minecraft, the world’s most successful computer game for children of all ages. He likes to drink coffee and steal pigs.
Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer, and animation director. He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London, and now lives in Paris. His first picture book, Cats Ahoy!, written by Peter Bently, won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He is perhaps best known for drawing frogs on logs in the bestselling Oi Frog. He likes playing the guitar and drinking coffee.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I haven't read the first Rabbit & Bear book yet (though I plan to do so as soon as I get the chance), so I can't compare this book to it. I really enjoyed this book! It has a good lesson in it (honestly, I think most if not all adults should read this), that you may not be able to change your circumstances, but you can change the way you think about them. I don't know if kids will immediately get this idea, though it's explained very well within the story, but it puts the idea in their heads where it can bloom. The story is cute and fun, and I loved the friendship between Rabbit and Bear- they remind me of me and my husband! And can we talk about the artwork for a minute? I love the nostalgic look of it, the black and white with just green to add color. The landscapes are rendered beautifully, and the characters are expressive and full of personality. This is just the sort of book I would've loved as a child, and I look forward to giving these books to my nephews! #RabbitBearThePestInTheNest #NetGalley
My grandchildren did not enjoy this book as much as the first. My grandson kept asking why Rabbit is so mad all the time. Even as I read and explained, he kept fixating on Rabbit being so mad. Spring is coming to the forest, and there's a new animal in the neighbourhood, a woodpecker. She sits up in a tree, pecking away at the it to make a hole for her nest. Rabbit can't stand the noise, and his anger and annoyance has him blaming the world for everything. Bear tries to calm him down, but is not having a lot of luck. When bear finally takes him up the tree so he can see the beauty of the world around them, Rabbit realizes he's just a very small part of the world around him. Slowly, he learns that he can change the way he thinks about things, and that can change his feelings. Even Bear's annoying snoring can become a positive thing! All the animals wake up and they have a party, everyone getting along, even the wolf who wanted to eat them earlier in the story. There was not a lot happening in this story and it was rather anti-climatic. The lesson that it is possible to change your outlook on life was lost on my grandson. I was disappointed in this one. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.