Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “You Weren't with Me” as Want to Read:
You Weren't with Me
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

You Weren't with Me

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Piplo Productions
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about You Weren't with Me, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about You Weren't with Me

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-14
Average rating 4.59  · 
Rating details
 ·  59 ratings  ·  14 reviews

Sort order
Start your review of You Weren't with Me
Tony Parsons
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Little Rabbit, & Big Rabbit are finally together after a difficult separation.
They missed each other, but Little Rabbit is not ready to receive Big Rabbit’s love.

How will Big Rabbit win Little Rabbit’s trust/love?

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.

A very awesome book cover, great colored pictures & proper font & writing style. A
Barbara Ann
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book portrays a wide range of emotions. Dialogue is between Big Rabbit and Little Rabbit which represent an adult and child. The little rabbit feels upset, angry, scared, confused and sad because the big rabbit has not been apart o his life for a long time. At times the little rabbit even feels mad. He is so hurt that he wants to push the big rabbit away.
I empathized with the different emotions of the little rabbit as he struggled to understand why the big rabbit acted the way he did. The a
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You Weren't With Me is an amazing book about two adults that were separated. The story follows the parent and child rabbit as they have a conversation about the separation and how it makes them feel.

We don't get to know why the two were separated but I think this is part of what makes this book so good. By leaving it open it means the book can represent whatever separation issue you face and it will help children understand why and how you both feel.

The illustrations are gorgeous with on most
Belle Brown
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent children's book to address separation

A well written book that validates all the feelings a young child might have after going through a separation from a very important care giver. Big Rabbit's patience and understanding of Little Rabbit's emotional experience shows how to effectively repair their relationship. It can be a great healing resource for school counselors, parents and teachers with students who went through
/are going through similar situations. While I am aware that the ill
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read to 3 children ages 5, 6 and 9 + a gift for our foster kiddos' mom. It especially helped ground and connect our 5 year old to his feelings of hurt from and confusion about being separated from his bio mom. All the kids seem to be gripped by this short book's simple straightforward animation of what it feels like to both need and be mad at a parent from whom they've been separated without clear (to them) reasons; validation for their mixed bag emotions and lands in a soft place.
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dealing with separation.

This can help assist children in gaining a certain level of understanding when they separate from loved ones for a certain period of time. The preseason for seperation could be for example moving to live and work in a different area of seperation due to divorce.
Juliana Lee
For unknown reasons, Big Rabbit was not with Little Rabbit when he needed him. Big Rabbit apologizes for not being there when Little Rabbit was scared, lonely, hurt, sad, and mad. Now that they are together again, Little Rabbit isn't sure if he can trust Big Rabbit. Hugs are offered. Good book to help little ones understand their feelings and give the language to use.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a child trauma therapist, I read this book for my work kiddos! I can't wait to start using it with my clients. This book can be used for so many different types of trauma: parents going to rehab, kids being removed from their parents due to abuse/neglect, and for kids who have been separated from their parents like at the border, to name a few.
Mark Restaino
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sad but Healing

This is a sad book, it made my heart ache. But I know that so many families must be dealing with this. I'm glad that there is a book like this out there. I pray that it brings healing to families.
A parent/guardian is gone from a child's life for a while, and the child has to work out their feelings. the circumstances are left intentionally vague, so it can be applied to a variety of situations. This is an example of a necessary book that could be used in counseling, etc.
Beth M Prewett
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Book. Wonderful Author!
Pree Bee
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this book was poignant and very important in times of crisis - especially when parents are seperated from kids due to various situations. really loved this book.
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so tough. i can not imagine the emotions that would be felt ... so sweet. great illustrations.
Mama Suzi Moses
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
oh ouch. all the feelings.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Holdin Pott
  • Penguin Says "Please" (Hello Genius)
  • Love: From Sesame Street
  • Dragon's Breath
  • Playtime With Monster
  • Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost)
  • Troy
  • The Wall
  • Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream (I Can Read Level 1)
  • You Get What You Get (Little Boost)
  • Eraser
  • Easter Bunny: Stories, Jokes, Games, and More!
  • Hopper and Friends (Hopper & Friends Book 1)
  • Colorful Puppies Count 1 to 10
  • Meet Maddi - Ooops! (Diary of an Almost Cool Girl #1)
  • Welcome to Lily's Room (Lily Lemon Blossom)
  • The Courtesan Countess
  • Mission Protect Bear
See similar books…

News & Interviews

  Tami Charles is a former teacher and the author of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, and nonfiction. As a teacher, she made...
25 likes · 39 comments