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Hey, Rabbit!

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  97 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
HEY, RABBIT! Is there anything waiting for me in your suitcase?

Move over Easter Bunny, there’s a spunky new rabbit in town, and he has a suitcase full of special surprises for each of his friends: Dog, Toucan, Bear, Cat, Mouse, and Crab.

Hey, Rabbit! is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Roaring Brook Press
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Apr 20, 2010 Liliana rated it it was amazing
Fun story! In this book, Rabbit has a suitcase. In this suitcase he has many things that can make his friends happy. His friends approach Rabbit and ask if they have anything for each of them, good news! He does, Rabbit has it all. Students will laugh as different items come out of the suitcase. Also a great repetition book. The watercolor illustrations are amazing.
Jan 17, 2010 Christopher rated it really liked it
An amusing tale that will have children going nuts describing the scenes that are emitted from Rabbit's magical suitcase. As each animal comes up to Rabbit and asks what Rabbit has for them, you wait with anticipation to find out what will happen. The only complaint: not long enough!
Aug 27, 2011 Stefanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-lit, storytime
Great storytime read... so much fun with voices and talking the story out with the kiddos.
May 24, 2011 Peacegal rated it really liked it
This cool, vaguely psychedelic picture book reminds me of the imagination-run-wild kids’ books that sprang up in the 1970s.
Lisa Vegan
May 24, 2011 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Chandra
This is a very cool book about friendship, giving, and sharing. Cool because the pictures tell the story and they’re such a delight. Surprising and fun!
Jul 12, 2014 Roben rated it really liked it
A wonderful story about using your imagination. Rabbit has a suitcase and as he meets a friend, the friend asks if there is something inside the suitcase for them. Dog wants a bone, toucan wants a leaf that will remind him of home, etc. As each animal looks in the suitcase, their wish is fulfilled. This is a book to be explored as children discover all the things that each animal receives from Rabbit's suitcase. At the very end, of course, it is Rabbit's turn to see what the suitcase holds for h ...more
This was another summer reading selection for my son, though he couldn't really focus on this one because it was a half-wordless book. Rabbit has a magic suitcase that gives his friends Dog, Toucan, Bear, Cat, Mouse, and Crab whatever they are asking for, but Rabbit wonders if it has enough for him too. It does, it is full of his friends and a giant radish for Rabbit. The repetitiveness got boring after the second time, but I liked the imagination of the book. Recommended for ages 3-7, 3 stars.
This book is one of those books that are torn between being really straight forward and being more metaphorical. When I read it, it seemed like the rabbit's suitcase was either magical or the animals could use their imagination to conjure what they love. Sort of like the shell conjures images of the ocean when held up to your ear. But then the rabbit eats a radish at the end, which makes me think it really brings those things to life.
Angie Quantrell
Apr 28, 2016 Angie Quantrell rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Rabbit has a very special suitcase. One by one, his friends ask if he has anything for them in the suitcase. He does, and they go away happy. But what happens when Rabbit finally wonders if he has anything for himself in the suitcase? Friends help Rabbit get what he needs.
Sarah Souther
"Hey, Rabbit! Is there anything for me in your suitcase?" Told mostly by funky illustrations, this story of a rabbit helping others has a nice message about how kind acts come back to you. Grades PreK-2.
There's something in rabbit's suitcase for everyone, even rabbit in the end because he's made some friends. Smallish but whimsical illustrations. May work for family storytime.
Feb 27, 2010 Tara rated it really liked it
Gorgeous illustrations! Very easy to read for storytime! What a fabulous magic suitcase!
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Oct 03, 2014 현순 최 rated it liked it
Shelves: animals, imagination
Is there anything for me in your suitcase? Maybe a bone for my birthday? Children can learn this sentence. They can imagine something.
Dec 19, 2011 George rated it really liked it
My little boys and I enjoyed watching the suitcase get heavier and heavier.
Sharon Lawler
Young children will delight in the magical things Rabbit's suitcase has for his friends!
The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
A sparsely worded story about a bunch of Rabbit's friends asking if he has anything in his suitcase for them.

Luckily, the illustrations are great so you don't need a lot of words!
Mar 31, 2011 Joy rated it liked it
Rabbit has lots of great things in his suitcase for his friends, but in the end will there be anything inside it for him?

Cute illustrations; interactive elements make it a fun choice for storytime.
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Sergio Ruzzier was born in Milan, Italy, in 1966.

He began his career as an illustrator in 1986.

In 1995 he moved to New York City, where he’s been creating pictures and stories for national and international magazines and book publishers.

His work has been awarded by American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and The Society of Pub
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