Big Rabbit has a mood. A bad mood. A mood with attitude. A big, disgusting mood that won't leave him alone. What's a rabbit to do?
He tries watching TV, but the bad mood is on every channel. He tries making a salad, but the bad mood is un-ignorable, lying on his sofa, eating chips and wiping his boogers on the rug. Whatever will make it go away?
The unusual portrayal of a bad mood as a creature that can't be banished will make kids giggle. Combined with a silly sense of humor and a very real sense of what it's like to want to shake off a grumpy feeling, this book will resonate with readers of every mood.
Review from www.firrkids.com
By www.firrkids.com - June 3, 2009
Have you ever been at the mercy of one of those bleak, awful moods that totally consumes you? A mood that is dark and mean, and try as you might, you just can't seem to shake? Big Rabbit has a big, bad mood just like that, which is following him around closely. He desperately tries to shake it off , but this is the hairy, clingy type that refuses to budge. What's a bunny to do?
Luckily for the readers, this bad mood happens to be a visible monster that stalks Big Rabbit all about his house. He is tall, with a shaggy gray body and his arms are so long that his knuckles drag on the floor. You can tell by the dopey smile on his face that he just loves tormenting Big Rabbit and prefers to spend his day ruining someone else's!
Big Rabbit calls his friend Squirrel, thinking maybe talking to a good friend will shake this stink off. But Squirrel doesn't answer his phone. Big Rabbit's Bad Mood tells him that's because Squirrel is probably whooping it up with Bear,... read more
By A "Picky shopper" - March 22, 2009
I took my daughter to Barns & Noble for story time, the story teller read this book and it's lovely. Not only my daughter but also my friend's children were fascinated by the big rabbit's bad mood. It's a wonderful story book to teach children about the "bad mood" and how to deal with the "bad mood". I didn't buy it at the store, because the original price just over my budget. I wish the price for hard covered books can come down a bit, then I would love to have it at home and read it over and over to my daughter.
By Robert P. Beveridge "xterminal" - February 9, 2011
Ramona Badescu, Big Rabbit's Bad Mood (Chronicle Books, 2007)
I love the idea behind Big Rabbit's Bad Mood, and Ramona Badescu is great at keeping the interest of her young charges with just enough grossness and scurrilousness to attract even the most reluctant reader, but I did have a problem with the basic message that seems to be at the heart of the book ("when you're in a bad mood, don't actually say anything to anyone, just mope around near them until they take notice and bring you a cake"). Look this one over before deciding whether to add it to the permanent collection. ** ?
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