By: Ursula Dubosarsky
Illustrated By: Andrew Joyner
You are about to read the story of a terrible plop. The rabbits were down by the lake when they first heard it and they hopped away in fear. This fear was passed on to fox, monkey, pig, cat, elephant, tiger, bat and more. Bear would not be scared by this ‘Terrible Plop’ and demands the slowest and smallest rabbit takes him back to the scene of the ‘plop’. What happens though, when rabbit discovers the truth of the ‘Terrible Plop’?
This is a really fun book from an award winning author. The text is rhyming, in short lines. The illustrations are simple, appealing and full of energy to convey the story. An entertaining addition to your children’s bookshelf.
Publisher: Viking Australia
Published: 02 March 2009
Format: Hardback 36 pages
Categories: Animal Stories
ISBN 13: 9780670071418
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By: Debi Gliori
Pip is a very small little rabbit. In fact he is the smallest rabbit in his whole family. The only thing about Pip that isn’t small is his list of things he is scared of. After one particularly exhausting day of adding things to his list, he falls asleep and when he wakes he hears the scariest sound of all and this causes him to run off into the dark woods. There Pip makes a discovery that changes everything.
This is a wonderful story of being scared and then not. It is about discovery, courage and seeing things as they are. Gliori has given us in this tale a story that is a little silly and easy to understand, with an outcome that can only be considered reassuring. Pip is a very little rabbit with a very big imagination and his story is accompanied by Gliori’s wonderfully detailed and layered illustrations that somehow seem more obvious as Pip’s perspective changes.
A great little story, recommended
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 17 October 2011
Format: Hardback 32 pages
Categories: Overcoming Fear, Animal Stories
ISBN 13: 9780747599692
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