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Too many carrots

Text and illustrations: Katy Hudson / Publisher: Capstone Young Readers/ Hebrew edition By Tchelet

Distribution: September 2018

Rabbit enjoys collecting his favorite vegetable, so much so, that there’s no room in his den for him. To try and solve the problem, Tortoise offers to share his shell with Rabbit. Rabbit and his carrots squeeze into Tortoise’s shell, and Tortoise’s shell cracks. Now Tortoise and Rabbit both need a place to sleep, so they ask Bird. When all are stashed in Bird’s nest, the branch breaks. Ans so the story continues, until Rabbit feels so bad that he has made so many of his forest friends homeless, he invites everyone back to his den to stay and share his delicious cache of carrots. Children may empathize with Rabbit’s need to collect and keep his favorite things near him always. They perhaps also think a bit about sharing…

Family Activities

In this story, Rabbit loves carrots a lot and is always busy collecting his cache from place to place even though the load is so big it damages his friends’ homes. Does he remind you of someone you know?

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Parent Suggestions – Too Many Carrots

Dear Parents,

In this story, Rabbit loves carrots a lot and is always busy collecting his cache from place to place even though the load is so big it damages his friends’ homes. Does he remind you of someone you know?
You might smile while recalling your little child busy with collecting stuff at home, maybe his toys or tidbits, stashing his things in one place and another, dragging his favorite objects wherever he goes. Maybe you remember as well how hard it was to share your own possessions with your sibling when you were small.
Most children go through this natural development phase and it is important for parents to understand this. We can support a child who finds it hard to share toys with visitors, for instance, by deciding ahead of time what toys he will agree to share. Such a conversation conveys a message that respects his will and decision, but also teaches him the importance to share things with others.
We share with you some thoughts regarding this book…

Family Activities

  • We can look at the Rabbit’s house and the first few pages of the book. What indicates Rabbit’s love of carrots? We can read the books’ titles on Rabbit’s shelves and then of a story name that we can add to his collection.
  • Rabbit’s friends advise him not to bring in all his carrots, but to no avail. We can have a conversation about what happens at home or in class when someone does not listen to the advice of others. When it is for our benefit to listen to others’ advices?
  • Despite the fact the Rabbit destroyed his friends’ houses, but continued to help him. Have we had a similar incident with a friend? What did they feel? What did we feel?
  • We can talk with our child about things we like to share with the family members and those that we don’t like to share. We can talk about things he has that might share with others such as toys or books.
  • The illustrations are full of signs. We can talk to him about the signs that he sees on the street while we are out on a drive.
  • Do you have a lot of carrots in your fridge? Rabbit can help you suggest to your child various dishes that can be made with carrots. Your child might enjoy helping you make fresh carrot juice or a carrot cake.

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