Rabbit lives alone. He cooks for himself, cleans up for himself, and at the end of the day, reads himself a story. It’s a simple life, and he likes it. But one evening, Froggie shows up at his door. He wants to listen to Rabbit’s story, too. While eating a snack-or three. While lounging on a pillow-or ten. And bringing over his family-dozens and dozens of frogs! Rabbit has finally had enough; Froggie will have to go! But when he sits down alone to read himself a story, Rabbit realizes something is missing: someone to listen; someone to share a wonderful story. Keith Graves’ boisterous, humor-filled artwork lends just the right touch to this multilayered tale that celebrates the joy of reading aloud.
Sandy Asher is the author of more than two dozen books, among them the award-winning TOO MANY FROGS! and her latest picture book, CHICKEN STORY TIME. Her books for older readers include JUST LIKE JENNY and TEDDY TEABURY’S FABULOUS FACT. For writers of all ages, she’s edited WRITING IT RIGHT: How Successful Children’s Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories. Sandy’s stories, articles, and poems have appeared in journals and magazines, including Spider Magazine and Highlights High Five. Her plays have been performed across the country and around the world and have been honored by the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America, the American Alliance for Theater and Education, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sandy lives in Lancaster, PA, with her husband, Harvey, their cat Friday, and their dog Gracie. Gracie and Sandy are a KPETS Therapy Dog team who make regular visits to schools and the Lancaster Public Library to encourage children to read. Sandy recently completed a two-year term as Lancaster County’s first Children’s Laureate.
Keith Graves is the author and illustrator of many hilarious picture books for children, including Chicken Big, Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance, and The Monsterator, the latter from Roaring Brook Press. Keith lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Nancy, and twins, Max and Emma.