RODNEY LOSES IT!
By Michael Gerard Bauer
Illustrated by Chrissie Krebs
Published by Scholastic Australia
*** WINNER OF THE 2018 CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA , CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS (EARLY CHILDHOOD) ***
Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just... DISAPPEARED! A truly hysterical search for a missing pen, by award-winning author Michael Gerard Bauer.
Reasons we ❤️️ this book:
1/ It is SO MUCH FUN to read to kids!
Every kid has thrown a mega-wobbly in their life. Read this book to them and it's sure to have them giggling about a past tantrum they've had that was over something rather silly. We had so much fun reading this one together. We were all laughing at Rodney's meltdown... it rhymes, it's easy to read and it's thoroughly entertaining for adults and kids.
2/ It's a very relatable tale...
When Rodney loses his pen, we started going through things that we've lost over time - where they've ended up, things we've never found again... It was a funny way to rehash some old tales and remember some items we've lost along the way. Rodney REALLY loses it... all over his missing pen. Sometimes our lost items are in the most obvious of places... Poor Rodney...
3/ Great illustrations that capture the emotions of Rodney perfectly
Chrissie Krebs really captures the many stages of Rodney's meltdown perfectly. The pictures make this book and sit with the text like a match made in heaven. Very expressive, very simple and fun to look at. They help to visually explain the story perfectly to little ones who can't yet read but can enjoy the pictures.
A hilarious story for both young and old! A perfect winner for the 2018 CBCA Early Childhood award. Well doe!