Ready! Said Rabbit by Marjoke Henrichs

Ready! Said Rabbit by Marjoke Henrichs. Peachtree, 2022. 9781682634585

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Format: Hardcover picture book

What did you like about the book? The titular Rabbit, familiar to readers of the author’s first book, No! Said Rabbit, is back for more comical toddler drama. The seemingly never ending prep for leaving the house with a little kid is the topic here. Rabbit has to settle on the right jacket for the weather, wants to take a huge pile of toys with him, needs a snack first, wants to paint a picture before leaving, then Dad takes a phone call, then he loses his glasses, then his keys, and then they FINALLY leave. At each step along the way, Rabbit announces, “Ready!,” but Dad does a reality check and Rabbit goes back to regroup. Henrichs’ signature scribbly art, executed with “wooden stick” and other tools, is perfect for this story of the long messy journey of getting a toddler ready for an outing.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  For families of toddlers who enjoy the humor of the age.

Who should buy this book? Daycare centers and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: December 9, 2022

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