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Why Do You Cry?

Not a Sob Story

Kate Klise; illustrations by M. Sarah Klise

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Crying is just for babies—right?
In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said of Kate and M. Sarah Klise’s first picture book, Shall I Knit You A Hat?: “The Klises consistently sound notes of tenderness and humor.” They continue to do so as Little Rabbit and his mother return in a sweet new story.
 
Little Rabbit is about to turn five, and he decides he’s all through with crying. He doesn’t want crybabies at his birthday party, so he tells his friends they can come only if they’re big, like him, and don’t cry anymore. When all of his friends admit to crying sometimes, Little Rabbit is shocked. Does everybody cry? Why?
 
Why Do You Cry? is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kate Klise; illustrations by M. Sarah Klise

  • Kate Klise lives and writes on her farm in a valley north of Norwood, Missouri.

    M. Sarah Klise draws and paints in her studio in Berkeley, California.

    Kate and Sarah are sisters who have previously collaborated on novels and the picture book Shall I Knit You a Hat?

  • Kate Klise
  • M. Sarah Klise
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Why Do You Cry?

Not a Sob Story

Kate Klise; illustrations by M. Sarah Klise

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, IRA Teachers' Choices
  • Hardcover

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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