Article Title

The Rabbit Listened


Erica Sonzogni


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, kindness, listening, frustration, caring, emotions, animals

Document Type

Book Review


Taylor builds an amazing tower out of blocks, but it is suddenly knocked down. The chicken wants Taylor to talk about it, the bear wants Taylor to yell about it, and the elephant wants Taylor to rebuild it. More animals suggest different ways that Taylor can handle this problem. Finally, the rabbit shows up. He sits in silence next to Taylor and simply listens. The rabbit stays with Taylor as he experiences different emotions all related to his ruined tower. After a while, Taylor wants to begin rebuilding his tower, and the rabbit helps, supporting Taylor the whole time.