Good News, Bad News

Good News, Bad News

eBook - 2012
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Good news, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. Bad news, it is starting to rain. Good news, Rabbit has an umbrella. Bad news, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse!) into a tree.So begins this clever story about two friends with very different dispositions. Using just four words, Jeff Mack has created a text with remarkable flair that is both funny and touching, and pairs perfectly with his energetic, and hilarious, illustrations. Good news, this is a book kids will clamor to read again and again!
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781452118536
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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May 28, 2014

Such a simple book yet so deeply insightful. Rabbit sees the positive in everything, whereas mouse see only the negative. After reading it only one time to my kids, the next day my 4 year old sat down beside my 2 year old and READ it to her...of course not actually reading but describing everything and how Rabbit kept seeing it as "good news" and mouse seeing it as "bad news". One of my kids very favorites. Now we laugh and say "good news!" whenever something happens with a silver lining. Kudos to the author and the illustrator!

kimrae Mar 02, 2013

A great book - rabbit is so optimistic, I love it!

ChristchurchLib Jan 24, 2013

Rabbit is unflaggingly optimistic, while his friend Mouse tends to see things a bit more negatively. Using only the words in the title (plus one additional word at the end), Good News, Bad News tells a very funny story about a picnic plagued by problems - a rainstorm, pests, and even lightning that sizzles the two friends to cinders in animated-cartoon style ("sensitive readers beware," warns Kirkus Reviews). Until this final mishap, Rabbit sees the bright side of or a solution to every challenge, but it's Mouse who has a positive attitude, at last, in the end.
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Nov 21, 2012

The title contains the only four words you will find in the this book. The illustrations tell the rest of the story. My children (3 and 6) really responded to it, and like to read it again and again.

Sep 11, 2012

A hilarious picture book that even older kids (and adults!) will enjoy.

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