Tuesday, July 6, 2010

When friends visit

Brown Rabbit in the City
By Natalie Russell
Viking, 28 pages
$16.99, ages 4 to 8

When Brown Rabbit visits his friend White Rabbit in the city, she’s so excited to show him around on the first day, rushing from shop to gallery that she doesn’t notice his energy level is not matching hers. She takes him to a party that night and while she’s dancing, he slips out. When she finds him eating carrot cake at a cafĂ©, and apologizes, he tells her that he really came to see her. The next day she takes him to a quiet garden where they enjoy the whole day together. A tender story about communication and friendship that adults might heed as well. 

A note: I've been absent from the blog for a couple of weeks and I wanted to offer a quick explanation. I've been studying frantically for a math placement test so that I can take a statistics class without taking (two!) algebra classes first. The statistics class is a requirement for a not-math related grad school program I'm hoping to start in the fall. This cramming should be over in a week or so and I can put down the algebra books. Believe me, I'd much rather be reading kids' books!

-Rebecca Young

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