Good News, Bad News has only three words in it: good, bad, and news. Rabbit and Mouse are trying to go on a picnic, but for everything that Rabbit declares to be good news (a picnic!), Mouse counters with something that's bad news (a storm!). Rabbit counter-counters Mouse with more good news (an umbrella!), and so on (the umbrella's blowing away!), until the story's happy ending.
I like this story for two reasons. One, you can point out to your little one how Rabbit's attitude and Mouse's attitude are different. Nobody wants to be a grumpy little mouse, right? Two, you can show your child that the book has only a few words in it, yet still tells a good story. Maybe together you can think of your own good news/bad news story.
Good News, Bad News
Written and illustrated by Jeff Mack
Age range*: 2-5
My rating: 4 stars [out of five]
*Age ranges are very flexible.
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