We all need a space to call our own. This beautifully illustrated book helps us learn to navigate that space, to remember that we shouldn't be hurtful and shut people out, and certainly shouldn't be alone all of the time. That we can find the best places and ways to have alone time, and the best places and ways to invite others into our space. — From Amy's Picks (page 3)
A little rabbit is trying to read his book in peace, but there's so much going on around him! Maybe he needs some space just for himself...
With minimal text accompanying beautiful and sweet illustrations, this charming picture book explores ideas of personal space and sharing in a way that even very young children can enjoy.
About the Author
Pippa Goodhart is an award winning bestselling author, known for the Winne the Witch series and her
collaborations with Nick Sharratt. She currently teaches at Cambridge University’s Institute for
Rebecca Crane was born in Aberdeen, and lives in Australia. She studied illustration at Edinburgh
University, followed by an MA in Character Animation at Central Saint Martins in 2015. Among her
inspirations are folktales from Scandinavia and the Scottish and Irish coastlines.
A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
[…] the uncomplicated text and the humorous art combine to create a story appealing to all. […] A sweetly balanced affirmation of the child’s right to space.
[…] affectionately explores the way children handle seesawing emotions and competing desires for privacy and companionship.
[Rebecca Crane’s] warm palette and round, expressive bunny characters flop pleasantly around the pages, and almost every scene is crowded with rabbits engaging in a wide variety of activities. Little ones who crave privacy will relate to Jack’s plight, and his ultimate realization that company can be nice, too, is a lovely lesson.
A particularly great read for children welcoming a new sibling, or starting school or nursery, Rebecca Crane’s colourful illustrations have plain backgrounds, so can easily feel relevant to a child’s own scenario. […] fun and thoughtful […]
Tackling the traditional out and back quest for personal identity in a relatable, tangible and enjoyable representation, Goodhart's and Crane’s My Very Own Space is a super-engaging and thoughtful book, just fine for a quick and casual read, but better for a lingering one.
—New York Journal of Books
The perfect book for everyone that sometimes needs a little quiet and their own space.
—Jesica DeHart, The Wandering Bookseller
What a little rabbit wants a space all his own, he creates a very big circle around himself to keep everyone out. Does it work? Does this make rabbit happy? With great text and illustrations this will be a fun book to read at storytime.
—Nanci Booher, Multnomah County Library