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? <p/>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? <p/>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.
Graduate of the ‘Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg’ in 1995, she is a French children’s books illustrator (and sometimes author). She has published about forty books (Nathan, Actes Sud, Rouergue, Helium, Milan, etc) in France, and in the US and UK (Random House, Penguin Books, Walker books, Candlewick)… Her books published in the US, as illustrator, include “The Snoops”, “Scritch Scratch”(author: Miriam Moss), “Beetle Boy” , “Peter Claus & the naughty list” (author: Lawrence David), “The house that Jill built” (author: Phyllis Root), etc… and have been translated in many countries. Some of her books published in France as author-illustrator have been translated into English: “My House” (WingedChariot-UK), “Bob & Co” (Tate publishing-UK), “The Flops” (Enchanted Lion Books-US). As an illustrator, her book “Big Rabbit’s bad mood” (author: Ramona Badescu) was translated in the US by Chronicle Books. She works for the press and advertising as well, and is the illustrator of the series “Mlle Zazie” (Edition Nathan) which has been adapted into an animated TV series (78 episodes). She is also the designer of the soft toys range “Les Schmouks” edited by Moulin Roty. She lives in Marseille.
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“Durand’s simple, quirky images are at their best depicting the bad mood’s antics, which they do with gusto. Great concept, but in practice somewhat strange, and the adult sensibility could be alienating.”
“While Durand’s illustrations of Big Rabbit’s attempts to get rid of a bad mood will have readers giggling, the resolution of the conflict is disappointing.”