Rabbit and the Motorbike – Children’s story

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Hoefler and Jacoby Create a Timeless Story of Loss, Acceptance, and the Bravery to Rebuild

  • “Exhilarating… Graceful text and evocative illustrations combine in this story about the rewards of facing fears and trying something new.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

  • “Rich in metaphor without an ounce of heavy-handedness, this timeless fable should be left out for a little one to come and contemplate on their own, when the need arises.” – Booklist, starred review


    Rabbit isn’t sure he’ll ever be brave enough to go on an adventure. He’s a homebody who lives in a quiet field of wheat, and dreams of leaving every night. His world is enlarged by his friend Dog, and Dog’s many tales of motorbike adventures. But one day, Dog is gone, and with him, go the stories Rabbit loves so dearly. Dare Rabbit pick up the motorbike and live his own story? This timeless fable of the journey from grief to acceptance will touch every reader. For those confronting loss or those eager to explore and experience, Rabbit’s bravery in the face of sadness will console, nurture, and inspire.

Sarah Jacoby  grew up wandering the woods outside of Philadelphia. She now draws for many people and places, including the New York Times, and she is the author and illustrator of Forever or a Day. She lives in Philadelphia now.

Kate Hoefler received he MFA in poetry from the university of Michigan, where she studied as a Colby Fellow. She is the author of Real Cowboys and Great Big Things. She lives in a quiet village in Ohio where she can hear the distant sounds of the highway.

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