Our Bunny speaks to us about our tardiness in having taken so long to come to visit him in the book. He even wants us to sign a contract about staying there. But, he gets so involved in a phone call that he ignores us, and, in the end, we leave.
Melanie Watt, Kids Can Press, ©2011, 9978-1-55453-590-3
Using the Character
The character is drawn in many simple poses in the book. Scan or trace them onto a single sheet of paper and then make copies for students creating their own version of the rabbit story.
The pattern of this book is easy to imitate. In the center of the book the rabbit is complaining:
- . . .”how long I’ve been waiting in here?” Long enough to . . . (4 times)
- . . .”how unfair it is to keep me waiting?” As unfair as . . . (4 things)
- . . .”how rude is it to make me wait?” As rude as . . . (4 things)
This could be a springboard for any character complaining about something. Imagine it is a rabbit who is unhappy with his school lunch.
How many weeks have I had the same lunch?
- since Christmas
- since my birthday
- since I accidentally said I liked bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches, etc.
How much don’t I like lettuce?
- as little as I like liver
- as little as fried jelly beans, etc.
How long does it take me to eat it?
- until all the other kids are already finished the first inning of baseball
- until my teeth wear out from chewing, etc.
Personal Writing (Extreme Writing)
Some possible personal writing topics are:
- times I have to wait and what I am thinking
- times that are really boring
- times that I was treated unfairly
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