(The Rabbit Listened) [PDF READ] ë Cori Doerrfeld
This was so darn cuteThe illustrations are wonderful and there is just enough text on each page to explain without over explaining the storyThere are lots of adorable animals making funny little faces and I was all smiles and gigglesExactly the perfect length for most tiny uman s bedtime storyNot as dark or A Foxs Love (American Kitsune heavy as I expected and a wonderful way toelp explain The Provocateur how all feelings are valid Each year my family reads all the Goodreads award nominated picture books and weave been doing this for years Everyone rates each book and adds a comment and it may or may not affect my overall rating This is book 6 of 2018 This is rare this year in that we all agree on the rating WhoaLyra 11 4 stars You don t Trading Christmas have to say anything to mean a lot Just listenHank 12 4 stars Hankere is not saying anything and just listening to the bookHarry 13 4 stars It shows that sometimes what a person needs most is for someone just to listenPenn family friend 45 stars I love the concept There are many options available to you when things fall apart in our lives and we get to choose what is best and most authentic for us even though others may offer solutionsresponses that are useful for them Listening in this book seems actually like a secondary ideaTara 4 stars Don t push kids to feel a certain way or to just get over it but let them work it out on their own A good messageDave 4 stars Asserts t A review from my 6 year old daughter I liked it No one tells you Never an outbreak how to feel They don t knowow you feel inside unless you listen to them My favorite character was the rabbit and Taylor because the rabbit listened to Taylor so much I love Taylor because Taylor made such cool castles An original take on coping with something bad Pride happening a nice blend of realism and not Inspires readers to be like the rabbit and to listen This is a deceptively simple book about allowing people to deal with loss in their own way As the story shows it s not up to the other animals to try to fix Taylor s problem All the kid really needs is someone to listen to them and they eventually deal with the loss on their own termsThe terrible thing might not seem so terrible to adult readers but it could be devastating for a child As each of the animals tries toelp Taylor they re turned away Taylor doesn t want to talk or get angry or immediately fix the problem They need time to feel their feelings and that s exactly what the rabbit eventually gives them The illustrations are so cute at that point with the rabbit snuggling up to the kid letting them know that they re not alone And then the rabbit listens because Taylor is finally ready to express themselves You ll notice that I m not using gendered pronouns Taylor s gender isn t specified and the way they re drawn it could be either way making the book relatable for boys and girls or even non binary kidsThis book is simple yet deep with adorable illustrations and a great message about just being there for someone even if all you re doing is sitting beside them and listening uietly It far surpasses some of the overt issues picture books I ve read for kids and I d definitely recommend it for children as well as for anyone who d like to know Men how toelp a friend who s suffered a lossuotable moment Lest we forget the only reason that children s books were invented in the first place was to teach small Isotopic Carbon human lessons That is in fact the very backbone of the book business for youth today Instruction Guidance Morally uplifting texts that will mold the little readers into fine upstanding citizens And because books like Little Goody Two Shoes lie at the root of everyt. A universal deeply moving exploration of grief and empathyWith its spare poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on lossWhen something terribleappens Taylor doesn't know where to turn All the animals.
(The Rabbit Listened) PDF READ ë Cori Doerrfeld
Digitization is no longer immediately recognizable With a gun placed to my The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) head I wouldave told you with confidence that the art in this book was graphite and watercolors Not so Putting aside the Step Out of Your Story hows then let s look at the ways in which Doerrfeld approaches this material Generally speaking everything is placed against a pure white background The danger of this is that it could feel like an Apple commercial so scenes are broken up beautifully In three seuences the background is lavender One of those scenes is tragic two are inspiring At first following the moment of the disaster Taylor is seuestered to the leftand page Characters enter from the right which is fascinating since I d always The Eyes of the Dead heard that picture book editorsate it when characters walk into a scene in a way that s the opposite of the page turns Then again it s possible this is done on purpose because it gives the reader an unconscious feeling that something isn t uite right with the scene But through it all the white background Rules for a Lady has been a wonderful way of showingow alone Taylor feels through all of this Just a small child in a big empty space where once there was something wonderfulListening is very in these days I guess we Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles haven t been doing much of it for a while We mightear a lot of things but we don t always listen Some people are very good listeners So good in fact that we forget to ask them about their own lives as well In a way The Rabbit Listened is a celebration of these people The folks that selflessly put away their own egos and opinions and advice to ABC help other people In the end I don t know if I d rather give this book to the people who do listen in thanks for all they do or to the people that never listen in theopes that they will Maybe both Or maybe I should just give the book to its chosen audience Because the children that understand the value of listening when tragedy Odd Man In has occurred the they llear and learn and comprehend and empathize And isn t that in the end what the best picture books do Sometimes Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale hugs say than words adorn the back cover of the book This book is about grief Several animals tried toelp the child and the child didn t need that at the time As the title says the rabbit listened which is what the child needed most The rabbit was willing to stay in that place of grief with the child I loved this book and it is powerful with a great message It really is It is talking about Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children how to deal with emotions that are painfulThe nephew liked all the animals that showed up especially the snake A simply perfect story of loss grief and empathy Children can understand the falling of a block castle as a literal event or a metaphorical one The reactions of the various animals are a perfect jumping off point for discussingow to react or not react to those going through a loss Have tissues Carlyle Marney handy Bonus main character Taylor s gender is not specified either with pronouns in the text or coding in the illustrations This adds to the book s universality A child builds an amazing structure out of blocks only toave it destroyed by a group of birds Many different animals come to offer comfort and they all give suggestions as to Shameful how to fix things But it is only the rabbit who provides true comfort by listening to the child s story and sitting uietly with the child as the child comes up with a solutionAn ideal story for counselors or teachers to share with students or for parents to read with their children atome I found this book profoundly moving The action of coming alongside and being still and uiet offering reassurance by being present is beautifully illustrate. E they fail Then the rabbit arrives All the rabbit does is listen which is just what Taylor needsWhether read in the wake of tragedy or as a primer for comforting others this is a deeply moving and unforgettable story sure to soothe eartache of all sizes.
Hing published in our day and age we aren t surprised by picture books that seek to instruct These days it s funny to think that picture books do not solely instruct just the young any I doubt very much that old Benjamin Harris could ave foreseen the rise of the graduation gift picture book or the books kept in a psychiatrist s office for the aid of Sacred Landscapes his orer adult patients As it turns out children are not the only ones in need of instruction these days I call these kinds of books Message Books and each year I collect the names of the ones that do their jobs well Anyone can write a book that crams its morals down the throats of its young readers It is far interesting to look at books that integrate their message seamlessly within their stories The best make it look effortless and easy My latest favorite The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld A book that makes me grateful to think that adults reading this book to small children will pick up on some of what it s laying downFor a second there it was a most magnificent thing Taylor Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, had worked veryard building the blocks into just the right configuration Who wouldn t Gold Rush have been proud And who couldave predicted the flock of blackbirds that swooped out of the sky knocking it all down Suddenly left with nothing Taylor is devastated One by one animals notice the child s misery and try to Girl Reporter help A chicken recommends talking about it A bear says to scream out anger Ayena says to laugh about it Yet as Taylor rejects their advice they leave and the kid is alone again Only the rabbit uiet and close stays with Taylor and listens And when after Taylor Hunted has talked and screamed and laughed and gone through every step of the process only then does Taylor think about rebuilding once againOne of the big trends of this and last year are picture books that tackle bad thingsappening in the wider world Come With Me by Holly McGhee Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul and Something Happened In Our Town by Marianne Celano all seek to comfort and guide in Gingerbread Heart hard times What sets The Rabbit Listened apart is its universality The event that leads to Taylor s misery is an out of the blue disaster that strikes without warning or reason And just like that youave a book that can be applied to broad disasters like urricanes school shootings or terrorist attacks or personal ones like the death of a loved one Even the name Taylor could be applied to either a boy or a girl and Doerrfeld is in no urry to clear up precisely on which side of the line the child liesI don t actually recommend children s books to adults unless that person Biz Talk-2 has given me some serious prompting But when I encountered a friend s grief not too long ago I recommended this one My friendad been talking about the different ways in which people respond when someone they care about Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, has experienced a deep loss Doerrfelderself A Historical Atlas of Tibet has said in interviews that she wrote this book when two friends ofers lost a child As a rule The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, humans don t like to feelelpless in the face of impossible emotions In our nervousness to just do SOMETHING we do everything the animals in this book do We encourage the grieving person to scream cry talk it out etc and when they don t we leave in exasperation and possibly relief For many of us the idea of just being there when needed and not interjecting with our own Italian Warships Of World War II helpful advice is actually very difficult There are a few times in your life when the advice to shut up and listen bears careful consideration This is one of those timesDigital art is just too much for me these days We crossed the uncanny valley andave ended up on the other side where. Are sure they Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) 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 uite right either One by one the animals try to tell Taylorow to process this loss and one by on.