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Rabbit and the Motorbike Kindle Edition
About the Author
Kate Hoefler received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, where she studied as a Colby Fellow. She is the author of Real Cowboys and Great Big Things. She lives in a quiet village in Ohio where she can hear the distant sounds of the highway. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
"A tender, breathtaking picture book that you'll read again and again."—A Best Children's Books of the Year, The Christian Science Monitor
"Exhilarating . . . Graceful text and evocative illustrations combine in this story about the rewards of facing fears and trying something new."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Rich in metaphor without an ounce of heavy–handedness, this timeless fable should be left out for a little one to come to and
contemplate on their own, when the need arises."—Booklist, Starred Review --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B07Q6MQ9ZC
- Publisher : Chronicle Books LLC (10 September 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 34724 KB
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- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 48 pages
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
Kate Hoefler astonishes me on how she presents the topic of loss. She tactfully and strategically deals with the consequences of loss of life. Loss of life is difficult for anyone, but children have little if any experience with it. Rabbit and the Motorbike is written in such a way to be sensitive to the feelings of fear and loneliness in addition to loss itself.
Contrary to harboring the negative impacts of loss, Hoefler focuses on the positive energy it takes to overcome loss and loneliness. Rabbit, who has lost Dog, struggles to deal with this loss. Hoefler, with the extraordinary pictorial presentation by Sarah Jacoby, weaves a complementary coupling of excellent story with vivid detailed pictures. The combination is enlightening and wonderful!
Whereas loss can be sudden, recovery is often gradual. Hoefler and Jacoby demonstrate this process through the struggles of Rabbit. The reader finds Rabbit’s gradual recovery and growth as encouraging. The ending of this story is very uplifting and sends the real message of the book.
Rabbit and the Motorbike is an extraordinary work on a very delicate issue that both adults and children face. Loss is not easy. But the adjustments to loss are complex and challenging. This book is exceptional in handling loss. It should be a must read for those in such circumstances. If not in those circumstances, this book is a gem regardless. I highly recommend it.
Wonderful, especially if you are dealing with or teaching about a loved one passing on.