Part of the Empathy Lab 2020 READ FOR EMPATHY GUIDE AND BOOK COLLECTION
Cori Doerrfeld lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and two children. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from St. Olaf College and her Post Baccalaureate from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Cori wrote The Rabbit Listened after several of her friends went through difficult times.
`A beautifully mindful and poignant story about how to deal with life's heartaches big and small. Complete with eye-catching and heart-melting illustrations throughout.' Baby London;'Sensitive and insightful, this poignant story provides an ideal starting point for discussion about how it feels when things go wrong.' BookTrust;'". To be recommended for classrooms and libraries' Books for Keeps;'wonderfully wise story that's a must have for anyone who lives or works with young children' Red Reading Hub;''Full of beautiful illustrations and a simple and sparse text, this is a wonderful and deeply moving story to be read an explored, as the simple lesson of just listening is taught.' Children's Books Ireland;'Brims with emotional honesty and profound empathy.' Publishers Weekly, starred review. 'Doerrfeld gives children a model for how to process difficult events and provide meaningful support to friends who need it. This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf." Kirkus Reviews, starred review. 'I read a lot of books. A lot. And this one nearly took me down. It's a breathtaking look at grief in a few simple gestures.' Carter Higgins, Design of the Picture Book