My Friend Rabbit
Author: Eric Rohmann
Illustrator: Eric Rohmann
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Awards: Caldecott Medal (2003),
Topics: Friendship, Rabbit, Mouse, Toy Airplane, Other Animals
Summary: Things always go wrong when Rabbit is around. Trouble seems to follow him. Mouse lets him play with his plane anyway because they are friends.
- Fancy Mice
- Mouse from Wikipedia
- The Field Mouse
- The Field Mouse by Kate
- Mice as Pets
- Mice Pictures from Wikimedia Commons
Rabbits and Hares
- 42explore: Rabbits and Hares
- American Rabbit Breeders Association
- Cottontail Rabbits
- Cottontail Rabbits - Gardening
- Rabbit from Wikipedia
- Rabbit Pictures from Wikimedia Commons
Teaching and Learning Connections
- Favorite Animal. Make a list of all the animals in My Friend Rabbit. Write your own story about your favorite animal. Draw a picture of your animal favorite.
- Airplane News. Write a news story about what happened to the airplane. Report this story to friends as if you are a TV reporter.
- Best Friends. Read the book Too Close Friends by Shen Roddie. Or try another book from the Best Friends themes at Reading Rockets. In this book a pig and a hippo are neigbors and best friends. Is their friendship like our rabbit and mouse in My Friend Rabbit?
- Flights of Fancy. Make a paper airplane. Check out Alex's paper airplanes.
- Fact and Fiction. How are the animals in the story like and unlike real animals? Compare photos with the illustrations.
- Rabbits in Literature. Compare the rabbit in this story with rabbits in other books. Use the Bunniwerks page for ideas.
- Mice in Literature. Compare the rabbit in this story with rabbits in other books. Use the Mice in Fiction page and list of fictional mice and rats from Wikipedia for ideas.