There, There by Tim BeiserThere, There by Tim Beiser

There, There

byTim BeiserIllustratorBill Slavin

Hardcover | June 6, 2017

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For fans of Penguin Problems and A Birthday for Bear, the story of a whiny rabbit pushing a patient bear to the end of his tether and learning a lesson in looking on the bright side.

Do you ever feel like everything is terrible? Like nothing is ever right and you just want to hide under your pillow? Well Rabbit does, and he's not shy about sharing it. He whines, he complains, he moans, he grumps... until Bear has had enough and decides it's time for Rabbit to learn to appreciate what he has. Using nothing but the lowly common earthworm as an example, he teaches Rabbit a lesson about taking things for granted. Something the worm knows all about...

Written in charming verse and featuring a delightfully domestic bear and a very surly rabbit, There, There is a fantastic tongue-in-cheek riff on the idea that "it could be worse..."
TIM BEISER was born on April Fools' Day in Los Angeles, California. After earning a degree in Economics at Rocky Mountain College in Montana, he moved to New York City where he spent sixteen years as a playwright and science fiction short-story writer. He is the author of Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog, Miss Mousie's Blind Date, bo...
Title:There, ThereFormat:HardcoverDimensions:24 pages, 10.28 × 8.27 × 0.35 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770497528

ISBN - 13:9781770497528


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor Thing! There, There ~Disclaimer~ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This book is about a hare who has to stay inside because it is raining outside. He spends so much time complaining about being inside that he isn't even trying to do fun things with Bear. Finally Bear becomes fed up and shows Hare that he doesn't have it worse off than most other people/animals. This is a good book to read with a child that is always complaining about things. Instead of throwing yourself a pity party you should try and make the best of a situation. This book will teach a child to be more grateful for what you have. Other people are going through worse things than you are at the moment. I enjoyed the rhyming and the illustrations. 3/5 ⭐
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely life lesson about being grateful for what you have "When a sudden, heavy rain Spoiled the lovely summer weather Two old friends had to remain In the den they shared together. "Rain is boring," sighed the hare Said the bear, "Poor thing! There, there!" Thus begins the the charming tale, written in rhyme, about a very valuable life lesson that Rabbit learns from his best friend, Bear. Everything Hare looks at he grumps about. He despises the rain, he abhors the endless down pouring, he detests not being able to play and have picnics outdoor, and even worse, he loathes that the carrots are moldy and the cupboards are infested.......... and on.........and on........ and on....... ad nauseum. What a negative Nancy he is!!! Bear responds to Hare's rants and tantrums by rolling his eyes and saying, "There, there." Finally Bear cannot take it anymore and has absolutely enough of the negativity swirling around. He drags his complaining, pouting friend outside into the mud and rain and teaches him a important life lesson simply by using a lowly earthworm as an example. Bear talks to his friend about being grateful for what he has and not to take things for granted. He points out that there are others far off worse than he is so please shed the Debbie Downer demeanour and get happy. "Yes, I see," the hare then sighed. I have blessings by the plateful. Take me home and we'll get dried. And I'll try to be more grateful."
Date published: 2016-12-26

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR There, There:"Slavin's bright illustrations nicely capture the expressive emotions of the two critter cronies. Funny and spirited." --Kirkus Reviews"There, There may prove to be an enjoyable book to read together on a rainy day, all while learning about the importance of gratefulness." --Resource Links"A possible addition to social emotional learning collections, this selection effortlessly delivers a view of acceptable and unacceptable behavior; a humorous option for most libraries." --School Library JournalPRAISE FOR TIM BEISER'S Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog:"The story is told in a lyrical style which will definitely appeal to young children. The rhythm, rhyme, and vivid descriptions make the story come to life...." --Highly Recommended from CM Magazine"The sophisticated rhyming text is accompanied by subdued watercolor... Each animal's face is imbued with character and personality." --School Library Journal"Picky eaters... will have their refined tastes affirmed - nay, celebrated - in Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog. ... The rhyming verse is so fresh and the illustrations so full of personality and emotion that we quickly forget the slight premise and simply enjoy Brad's neighbourhood kitchen crawl. ... Tim Beiser does a bang-up job, using all the tricks of the trade, such as enjambment, sound echoes, and internal rhyme. ..." --Feature Review from Quill & Quire"A very fine frog indeed...." --The Globe and Mail"Bradley McGogg is indeed a very fine frog and young readers will delight in his foolish antics." --Resource Links