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Grumpy Bear

Cover of Those Pesky Rabbits
A review of Those Pesky Rabbits by Ciara Flood

Bear lives alone, and that's just the way he likes it. But when a family of pesky rabbits moves in next door, knock knock knocking on bears door... his whole life is about to change. Fantastically told, Ciara Flood pairs her minimal text with illustrations that add layers to bear's grumpy responses to his neighbors. Bear tells the rabbits he is "too busy to help them chop wood!" when in the next page turn we see him snoozing in front of the fire while all the rabbits work together just outside his window. The rabbits' consistent kindness and very sweet gesture at the end of the book is enough to turn any grumpy neighbor's heart, including bear's. This is one that you will read outloud over and over and still find new surprises in the pictures. It was a huge hit at our library storytimes and know it will be at home too!

Mar 12, 2018