Good News, Bad News

Mack, Jeff

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Good News, Bad News
While on a picnic, Bunny and Mouse see everything that happens to them from opposite points of view--Bunny sees only the good, while Mouse sees only the bad.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012
ISBN: 1452101108
Branch Call Number: jE Beginning Reader MACK 2012
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm


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An optimist and a pessimist go on a picnic in a book that manages to tell a complex story using only four words. Also available as an eBook.

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May 28, 2014
  • JJAlora rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a simple book yet so deeply insightful. Rabbit sees the positive in everything, whereas mouse see only the negative. After reading it only one time to my kids, the next day my 4 year old sat down beside my 2 year old and READ it to her...of course not actually reading but describing everything and how Rabbit kept seeing it as "good news" and mouse seeing it as "bad news". One of my kids very favorites. Now we laugh and say "good news!" whenever something happens with a silver lining. Kudos to the author and the illustrator!

Mar 02, 2013
  • kimrae rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great book - rabbit is so optimistic, I love it!

Jan 24, 2013

Rabbit is unflaggingly optimistic, while his friend Mouse tends to see things a bit more negatively. Using only the words in the title (plus one additional word at the end), Good News, Bad News tells a very funny story about a picnic plagued by problems - a rainstorm, pests, and even lightning that sizzles the two friends to cinders in animated-cartoon style ("sensitive readers beware," warns Kirkus Reviews). Until this final mishap, Rabbit sees the bright side of or a solution to every challenge, but it's Mouse who has a positive attitude, at last, in the end.
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Nov 21, 2012
  • ronjohn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The title contains the only four words you will find in the this book. The illustrations tell the rest of the story. My children (3 and 6) really responded to it, and like to read it again and again.

Sep 11, 2012
  • mombrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A hilarious picture book that even older kids (and adults!) will enjoy.


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