Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack

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Good news, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. Bad news, it is starting to rain. Good news, Rabbit has an umbrella. Bad news, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse!) into a tree.

So begins this clever story about two friends with very different dispositions. Using just four words, Jeff Mack has created a text with remarkable flair that is both funny and touching, and pairs perfectly with his energetic, and hilarious, illustrations.

Good news, this is a book kids will clamor to read again and again! Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.

About Jeff Mack

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Jeff Mack is the author and illustrator of many books for young readers including Hush Little Polar Bear, Frog and Fly, and Clueless McGee. He lives carefree in Western Massachusetts where all the clouds have silver linings and everyone's glass is half-full. Visit him online at
Published July 20, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a bear chases the duo up a flagpole, and lightning fries them to charred silhouettes (à la cartoons of yesteryear—sensitive readers beware), Rabbit’s worldview is clearly rocked, but now it is Mouse’s turn to find the silver lining.

Apr 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Good News, Bad News

Publishers Weekly

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Mack’s clever book may follow the format of Remy Charlip’s Fortunately, Unfortunately, but his take on the theme is flat-out hilarious.

Jun 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Good News, Bad News

City Book Review

Good News Bad News is a book that kind of makes you think, because there are not a lot of words.

Sep 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Good News, Bad News

Common Sense Media

Rabbit always tries to make things better for Mouse, and, in the end, Mouse feels bad after yelling at Rabbit and sweetly cheers Rabbit up.

Aug 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Good News, Bad News

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