Review of Taking Care of Mama Rabbit

Taking Care of Mama Rabbit
by Anita Lobel; illus. by the author
Preschool    Wiseman/Simon    24 pp.    g
3/21    978-1-5344-7064-4    $17.99
e-book ed.  978-1-5344-7063-7    $10.99

Mama Rabbit (from Lobel’s 10 Hungry Rabbits, rev. 1/12) is sick in bed, so, one at a time, the little rabbits bring small items to cheer her up — a cuddly toy, a sweet-smelling flower, a book — all illustrated with vibrant colors in lush gouache and watercolor. ­Reassuringly, the little rabbits succeed in helping Mama feel all better by the time Papa Rabbit returns with the medicine he has gone to fetch. This reissue, now with an inviting light blue cover, has been “enlarged and refreshed,” making this optimistic story suitable for both intimate one-on-one and group ­readings.

From the March/April 2021 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Cynthia K. Ritter
Cynthia K. Ritter

Cynthia K. Ritter is managing editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She earned a master's degree in children's literature from Simmons University.

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