My book review of 'No! said Rabbit' by Marjoke Henrichs

No! said Rabbit

by Marjoke Henrichs
Recommended age: infant
No! said Rabbit
by Marjoke Henrichs

Bold, colourful and charming illustrations invite the reader to spend a day with a very wilful young rabbit and his very patient, long-suffering and loving mummy rabbit in this delightful debut by a new author illustrator.

Rabbit is happy doing his own thing and doesn't want to listen to anyone else. His initial response to any instruction of request - to get up, get dressed, have breakfast, play outside, come outside - is to refuse. But he quickly realises every time that it might be in his interest to cooperate, particularly when it comes to having a bath.

Throughout the episodes during the day, Rabbit's mother quietly illustrates patient forbearance and the power of persuasion. Ultimately there is a delightful conclusion. There's plenty here for parents and young children to ponder, discuss and to enjoy.

It's a beautifully produced picture book with a simple message and has been written and illustrated by Suffolk author, Marjoke Henrichs, who recently graduated from the Cambridge School of Art. Scallywag Press is a new publisher also with links to East Anglia.

Review date: March 2021
Publication date: 4th February 2021