Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth (Library Binding)

By Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152062019, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2010



Little Rabbit hears the drums and watches performers parade by. He really wants to go to the circus His mother says he may go, but only after he cleans his playroom. Little Rabbit tries, but it's no use. There's only one thing to do: Join the circus and sell one hundred tickets to see the Meanest Mother on Earth She's terrifying She's not fair

Mother Rabbit is tough, but only because she loves her Little Rabbit. He starts to understand this at the last sleepy moment, as he snuggles up under a homemade circus tent in his now clean playroom.

About the Author

KATE KLISE is an author of many genres: She has written four other picture books, as well as seven middle-grade novels, all illustrated by her sister, Sarah. She has also written two young adult novels and is a freelance reporter for People magazine. Kate lives and writes in Norwood, Missouri. M. SARAH KLISE is the talented illustrator of the above-mentioned four picture books and seven middle-grade novels written by her sister, Kate. She also teaches art classes near her home in Berkeley, California.

Praise For Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth

"Little Rabbit wants to attend the circus, and his mother says that he can, but first he has to clean his totally trashed playroom...Using single and double pages, the artist populates this story with an array of animals, plenty of detail, and the perfect mix of colors. Children should relate to this circus tale, and parents will enjoy how the mother saves the day."--School Library Journal

"Charmingly off-kilter, with emotions that are spot on."--Publishers Weekly

"When the circus comes to town, a young rabbit will do anything to attend, up to and including turning his mother into the main attraction. Outraged by his mother’s demands that he clean his playroom before he goes to the show, Little Rabbit concocts a plan to run away and join circus life...Klise’s dialogue delights in the flamboyant language of carnivals while her sister’s color-saturated acrylic paintings deftly reflect the story’s over-the-top tone. This gem of a tale offers respite, in the form of comic relief, from the age-old skirmish between parents and children over cleaning up."--Kirkus