This week’s pick is a brand new release, The Rabbit Listened. This easy-read is an unforgettable story about the main character, Taylor, who encounters heartache after a recent letdown. Taylor turns to all of the nearby animals for support who all feel that they have the answer to his sorrow. The chicken wants to talk it out, the bear thinks Taylor should get angry, and one by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to process this loss, but fail. Then the rabbit arrives and just listens, which is just what Taylor needs. He could talk to the rabbit without anyone interrupting, judging, or even trying to understand. It was the first time someone just listened.
The sweet illustrations and important message of how we all process emotions differently make this a perfect read for all families.