Poor Little Rabbit

From the Series Little Rabbit

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

From the author of the worldwide bestseller Tickle My Ears, comes a companion, interactive board book about a child helping their rabbit feel better.

Oh no, Little Rabbit has hurt his arm. And there’s blood! Can you help him? Blow gently three times, try a band-aid, a rhyme, but he’s still crying… Let’s give his ears a stroke and wipe his tears. There, all better! Off you go, Little Rabbit!

This sweet and simple board book invites children to help Little Rabbit feel better after he has fallen over, by taking part in a fun activity on each page.

Designed to be read aloud together, this fun book teaches toddlers and preschoolers about caring for someone who is hurt, showing empathy and kindness. Young children will delight in their role in putting a smile back on bunny’s face. They’ll know what to do when they fall over now too.

Other books in the Little Rabbit series:
Tickle My Ears
Bathtime for Little Rabbit

Jörg Mühle was born 1973 in Frankfurt am Main and studied at the Offenbach School of Design and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Today, he lives in Frankfurt where he illustrates for book publishers, magazines and newspapers.

Praise for Poor Little Rabbit
“This brilliant board book invites a child to ‘help’ someone else who’s hurting — which works wonders to induce a calmer state of mind. Little Rabbit has fallen down and scraped his arm, leaving a red mark. Your toddler is invited to “try blowing on it.” Uh-oh: On the next page, Little Rabbit wails, “There’s blood!” A Band-Aid (with bunnies on it, of course) appears. “Can you put it on?” comes next, but tears still stream down the distressed bunny’s face. And so on, until the bunny feels better — and, chances are, your toddler does too.”—The New York Times

“For the very smallest, Jörg Mühle’s beloved bunny returns in another perfectly judged interactive board book… it falls to the reader to console him with bandages, rhymes and ear-strokes, allowing toddlers to revel in their own kindness and maturity.”—The Guardian

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Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Grade 1
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Gecko Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 20
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002210, JUV015020
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.7 x 6.7
Lexile 400
Features Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Jörg Mϋhle

Jörg Mühle lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has written and illustrated many bestselling children's books for all ages, including picture books, junior fiction, and the widely acclaimed Tickle My Ears series of board books.


The New York Times

“This brilliant board book invites a child to ‘help’ some else who’s hurting — which works wonders to induce a calmer state of mind.”—The New York Times

The New York Times

“Besides being fun, this gem is also a way to show toddlers how to put empathy into action.”—The New York Times

School Library Journal

Baby-Toddler—Oh no! Little Rabbit has taken a tumble and hurt his arm. (And there’s blood!) The plaintive bunny gazes out tearfully, ears drooping, as an unseen narrator urges readers to apply a bandage, sing a nursery rhyme, stroke Little Rabbit’s ears, and wipe his nose until he’s all smiles again. Thick-lined, expressive images of the title character against bold backgrounds fill each page, accompanied by soothingly matter-of-fact text. Youngsters who have coped with owies of their own will enjoy getting to turn the tables and comfort the injured little one.