My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (2002, Hardcover, Revised)

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Overview When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. Of course, Rabbit has a solution -- but when Rabbit sets out to solve a problem, even bigger problems follow. Every child who's ever had someone slightly bigger or slightly older over to play will recognize this story about toys and trouble and friendship. Eric Rohmann's third picture book is illustrated with robust, wonderfully expressive hand-colored relief prints -- the perfect vehicle for a simple, heartfelt tale about childhood. Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.

Specifications

  • ISBN-13: 9780761315353
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 417,744
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: BRL (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Reviews (18)

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Mouse has a friend, Rabbit, who he likes very much except he always gets into trouble. When Mouse's plane gets stuck in a tree Rabbit has a plan to get it out of the tree. Rabbit begins to stack the animals up to reach the plane, but as usual the plan does not work very well. See why the plan doesn't work-Read! Reading level ages 4-8. Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Brookfield, Connecticut: Roaring Book Press. 2002.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Eric Rochmann wrote and illustrated this funny little adventure between two interesting little friends. In the book we meet a little mouse with a friend named Rabbit who, 'means well, but whatever he does, wherever he goes, trouble follows.' Our trouble starts when Rabbit gets Mouse's little airplane stuck in a high up branch. He immediatley has a plan on how to save the day, but as our story warns us, trouble follows. This fun adventure will make you wonder about what that little rabbit is doing, and then make you giggle when you see what is up his sleeve. Eric Rohmann lives in Chicago and is a painter, printmaker, and fine bookmaker. Rohmann, Eric. 'My Friend Rabbit'.Brookfield:Roaring Book Press, 2002. Reading Level: 2.1

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    ¿Children are the best audience: they are curious, enthusiastic, impulsive, generous, and pleased by simple joys. They laugh easily at the ridiculous and are willing to believe the absurd. Children are not ironic, disillusioned, or indifferent but hopeful, open-minded, and open-hearted, with a voracious hunger for pictures and stories¿ said Eric Rohmann. My Friend Rabbit received the Caldecott Metal for illustration in 2003. The illustrations in the book are phenomenal, and are very detailed. The book shares a great lesson about friendship that no matter what they will still be friends no matter what. I like this book very much, and I love the details of the illustrations. Mouse was sharing his brand new airplane with his friend rabbit, and the airplane landed in the tree. How will they get the airplane? Will mouse and rabbit remain friends? How will mouse react to rabbit¿s actions? Read the book to find out the ending to the story. As the books says ¿Not to worry, Mouse. I¿ve got an idea.¿ The reading level of the book would be kindergarten to first grade. Eric says ¿I¿m interested in what books do that other art forms don¿t¿that is, they involve the element of time. Time passes as the turns the pages, revealing events in a sequence¿a story.¿ Pick up this book and read it because I promise you that you will like it. I love the book it had great illustrations and had a marvelous lesson. It was just precious. Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. New York: Scholastic Ind., 2002.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This Caldecott Medal Award Winner titled My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann. This picture book is commendable for this award not only because the audience is immediately drawn by the delightfully charming illustrations but also because the younger audience can relate to the situations the characters experience. This award winning picture book is admirably captivating because of the remarkable illustrations and the lessons taught in the story. The age group suitable for this picture book is ages four to eight years. The characters in this book are obviously dynamic. The main idea of this heartfelt story is to solve the problem of how rabbit and mouse are going to get the plane out of the tree. The plot of the story is about two friends a rabbit and a mouse. The story itself is told through the point of view of the mouse. Unfortunately, the rabbit and mouse get there airplane stuck in a tree and the rabbit tries his best to get it unstuck for mouse. Even though the rabbit tries to do the right things, he always ends up getting himself into more trouble. The younger audiences such as preschool throughout first grade is more suitable for this picture book. The genre classification for this picture book is naturally fantasy. The talented author of this book, Eric Rohmann, is also the illustrator of this book and many others. In addition, Rohmann has won other numerous awards for his works such as the Caldecott Honor Award for the book titled ¿Time Flies¿. Eric Rohmann now resides in Chicago. Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Brookfield: Roaring Brook Press, 2002.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Shawna Wyatt Book Review My Friend Rabbit Authored By: Eric Rohmann This is a book that does not have many words, but I think that is O.K. because children can look at the pictures and make-up their own stories by looking at the pictures. This would be a good book to use with lower elementary school children. This book is about a rabbit and a mouse who are best friends but bad luck follows the rabbit but the mouse does not care because rabbit is his friend. This is a book that teaches children about the value of friendship. Eric Rohman holds fine arts degree from Arizona State University and Illinois State University. He lives in the Chicago area.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Is Rabbit a really good friend or a friend that causes trouble? This is a simple book about two friends, a rabbit and a mouse. Rabbit seems to cause trouble everywhere he goes even though he means well. Mouse gets his toy airplane stuck in a tree, and Rabbit comes to the rescue. ¿Not to worry, Mouse. I¿ve got an idea!¿ However, Rabbit¿s idea caused trouble. He still meant well. This Caldecott book is written and illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Eric was born in Illinois, and he grew up in a suburb of Chicago. He has created numerous jackets for books. The illustrations are vibrant and stunning. Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Connecticut: Roaring Book Press, 2002. Reading level: Ages 4-8

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is a cute picture book about Mouse and his best friend, Rabbit. ¿Wherever he goes, trouble follows.¿ Mouse lets Rabbit play with his new airplane and yes, trouble follows. Rabbit¿s solution causes more problems, but his intentions are good. When he tells Mouse not to worry, Mouse better worry. The story is easy to follow with the illustrations. It sets a good example for children to love their friends even if they accidentally cause problems. Eric Rohmann wrote and illustrated this book. He has written and illustrated, The Cinder-Eyed Cats and Time Flies. He has also illustrated The Prairie Train by Antoine O¿Flatharta. Mr. Rohmann is a painter, printmaker, and bookmaker from Chicago, Illinois.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I liked the dark outline for the animals and the airplane. Rabbit expressed to Mouse about his idea on how to remove the airplane out of the tree. Rabbit¿s good intentions are difficult like pushing a rhinoceros or elephant and hippo to give him height to reach for an airplane stuck in a tree. He carries an elk, alligator, bear, squirrel, mouse and ducks. Mouse began to reach but slipped. This suggestion enabled the animals to fall. No matter where or whatever Rabbit does trouble follows. This is on first grade level. This story received the Caldecott Medal in 2003.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    2.0 / 5.0

    My Friend Rabbit is about a rabbit who always gets into trouble. I did not like this book at all because it mainly had pictures instead of words. It was very repetitive and did not seem to have a point to it. It continued to say, ¿My friend rabbit means well. But whatever he does, wherever he goes, trouble follows. Not to worry, Mouse. I¿ve got an idea!¿ I did like the illustrations, but I think there were too many of them. Eric Rohmann is a painter, printmaker, and a bookmaker. He won a Caldecott honor in 1995 for Time Files. Other than being and illustrator and writer is also a teacher. He won the Caldecott for this book in 2003. Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Brookfield: Roaring Book Press. 2002.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    We all know what it is like to have a friend that always seems to get you in trouble. It's like were every you go with you best friend trouble always follows. This is the case in the tale of My Friend Rabbit. A mouse has a airplane that he allows his friend rabbit to play with. Unfortunately, rabbit get the airplane stuck in a tree, and that is when all the trouble begins to happen. The story ends with a big bang. The author Eric Rohmann, was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He graduated from Illinois State University and Arizona State University. He has won 2 caldecott awards. His first award was in 1995 with Time flies, and his second occurred in 2003, with My Friend Rabbit. He now lives in Chicago. My Friend rabbit is one of the books were actions speak louder than words. The book repeats the phrase, 'Whatever he does, wherever he goes, trouble follows.' I loved reading this book, watching the color pile on as rabbit begins his plan to free the plane. This is a funny story with a couragous rabbit that isn't afraid to try new things, even if it means that he makes a few animals angry. The stories theme is so true to real life, that no matter what we do, we will always stick with our friend. Even if we get in trouble. I fantastic book that is full of spunk. Grade: 1st Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Brookfield: Roaring Book Press, 2002.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Ever have a friend that no matter what they do, or where they go, trouble follows. If you do, then you¿re not alone. In this children¿s picture book, My Friend Rabbit , Rabbit means well. So begins Mouse¿s tale of his friendship with rabbit. Mouse¿s toy airplane gets stuck in a tree. ¿Not to worry, Mouse. I¿ve got an idea!¿ say Rabbit. Unfortunately, this big idea that Rabbit has involves an elephant, rhinoceros, a hippo and various other animals. . . . What does Rabbit have plan for all these animals? To find out more about this true friendship between Mouse and Rabbit, read My Friend Rabbit, a Caldecott Medal Winner in 2003 written and illustrated by Eric Rohmann. The illustrations of a mouse and rabbit joyfully walking side by side giving the essence of friendship and the captivating hand colored prints in the book will be enjoyed by young children. Mr. Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957 he grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. He has created book jackets for a number of other novels. Other books you will enjoy by this author: Time Files, The Cinder Eyed Cats and Pumpkinhead. Rohmann Eric, My Friend Rabbit. Brookfield, Connecticut: Roaring Brook Press, 2002

  • Anonymous
    8 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This loveable children¿s story is about a rabbit that seems to always be getting into trouble. When his friend Mouse lets Rabbit play with his brand new airplane, things start to go downhill. As trouble arises, Rabbit thinks he has a solution to the problem, or is he just going to make the problem bigger? Rohmann has done a wonderful job of portraying this story through his illustrations. His amazing illustrations are more powerful than the words in the story. The whole book employs a wide range of colors, there are no empty white pages to be seen in this piece of literature. Each page holds a new adventure. This was a wonderful book. It isn¿t until you actually read the story that you learn to appreciate the images this illustrator has painted for us! It¿s no wonder why this book received the Caldecott Award in 2003. It is an adorable story about friendships that I am sure any young child would love!

  • Anonymous
    11 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is a charming, funny tale about friendship. We love it!

  • Anonymous
    5 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    My 18 month old grandson loves this book!

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This book is about friendship and would be a good book to read to children. Rabbit and mouse are good friends and rabbit accidentally tosses mouse¿s toy plane in the tree. Rabbit gathers a confused elephant, stubborn rhinoceros, and a surprised crocodile-stacking them higher and higher one by one to reach the plane. While mouse was reaching for his plane the animals collapsed and he stretched just enough to grab the plane and fly it to safety, mouse knew that where ever rabbit went trouble followed him, but because they were good friends mouse let rabbit play with his toy. This is a good book to show children the need to share and friendship. Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Brookfield: Ct: Roaring Brook Press, 2002.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    My Friend Rabbit shows the strong bonds of friendship from mouse's point of view and it shows that even though rabbit is always a trouble magnet, mouse is still his friend and I think that this book would be great to read to children to show that they should be forgiving of their friends and always be understanding.Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Brookfield, Connecticut: Roaring Book Press. 2002.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Eric Rohmann won the Caldecott Medal in 2003 for My Friend Rabbit. He also won Caldecott Honor in 1995 for Time Flies. He is a painter, printmaker, and bookmaker. He holds degrees in fine arts from Arizona State University and Illinois State University. He lives in the Chicago area. Mouse and his best friend Rabbit were playing with Mouse¿s airplane. Whatever Rabbit does, and wherever Rabbit goes, trouble seems to follow. Mouse¿s plane got stuck in a tree, and Rabbit told Mouse not to worry, because he had an idea. Rabbit decided to incorporate some of the other animals to help, but Rabbit¿s idea only brings on bigger trouble.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Eric Rohmann is from Chicago and has degrees from Arizona University and Illinois State University. Not only is he authors of books but he illustrates as well. He enjoys writing/illustrating children's books because he believes that children are the best audience. One of my favorite books of Rohmann is 'My Friend Rabbit.' I love the book because of the story and its illustrations. If I had to pick a favorite part it would definitely be the illustrations I absolutely love the colors and the pictures that Rohmann uses in this book. 'My Friend Rabbit' was definitely deserving of the 2003 Caldecott Medal. Upon recievin this Caldecott Rohmann had one already under his belt for 'Time Flies' in 1994. I love how in 'My Friend Rabbitt' they two friends are so determined to help eachother, they never give up. Its a great book, with amazing pictures, and great storyline. I think kids are really going to like this story because they don't have to read to see what's going on in the book. They will love the pictures of all the animals stacked up on eachother and then them falling.