I have never been the world’s quietest person, in fact my enthusiastic noise levels have caused me to be told off more than once in my library – by customers! Any picture book that gave me permission to crank up the volume automatically became one of my favourites. This is one of the many reasons why I love The little rabbit who liked to say moo. You don’t have a choice really, the animals make you do it.
Little Rabbit is experimenting with his “voice” after lamenting the fact that rabbits don’t have a big noise. So with various farmyard friends he tries out a variety of non-rabbit sounds. “Little Rabbit and Calf made the biggest “baaa” they could.” (See I told you it was the animals’ fault!) After lots of great baa-ing and moo-ing and quacking, Little Rabbit finally finds his own unique sound.
Jonathan Allen’s illustrations are such a treat and this is a great story that encourages vocal audience participation = instant winner.
Check out The little rabbit who liked to say moo at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy The little rabbit who liked to say moo at Fishpond.