The Rabbit Listened | Cori Doerrfeld


The Rabbit Listened Cori Doerrfeld Dial Books for Young Readers, 2018 32 pages

About the Author: Cori Doerrfeld is the author and illustrator of several children’s picture books including Maggie and Wendel Imagine Everything and Matilda in the Middle. She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her family. You can find out more about Cori at:

Together they sat in silence until Taylor said. “Please stay with me.” The rabbit listened.

Taylor is a little boy with a big dream: plans to build something new, something special, something most would consider, quite frankly, amazing. That is… until everything comes crashing down.

As Taylor struggles to come to terms with his problem, each of his animal friends butts in to deliver various solutions, sharing with him all of the ways that they would fix things. But Taylor could do without all that. Doesn’t any-bunny understand?

That’s where the rabbit enters.  

The Rabbit Listened is for anyone who has experienced those instances in life where things just don’t go as planned. Doerrfeld weaves together a narrative split between minimal text and simple illustrations so that the reader, like rabbit, can focus their attention on Taylor’s emotions and experience. The book teaches child—and adult—readers how to respond to a friend in need.

Like Taylor, sometimes we all just want someone to listen.

PRR Writer, Mandy Becker


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