Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth

by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

What does Little Rabbit do when his mother insists he clean his playroom? Why, run away and join the circus, of course!

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544456112
  • ISBN-10: 0544456114
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 04/07/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

"Charmingly off-kilter, with emotions that are spot-on." —Publishers Weekly


Little Rabbit hears the drums. He watches the performers parade by. He really wants to go to the circus! But his mother says he may go only after he cleans his disastrously messy playroom. Little Rabbit tries, but it's no use. There's only one thing to do: sneak out. And he now has an act for the circus: Behold! The Meanest Mother on Earth! She has two heads. And green teeth. She's terrifying!

        Well, Mother Rabbit is tough . . . but only because she loves her child. Plus, she has an ingenious plan on how to get the Messiest Room on Earth tidy! 

About the author
Kate Klise

Kate Klise is the author of many punny and funny middle grade novels, including all of the books in the popular 43 Old Cemetery Road series. She has also written a number of picture books and young adult novels. Ms. Klise lives in Norwood, Missouri. For more information about Kate, visit

M. Sarah Klise

M. Sarah Klise illustrates picture books and middle grade novels with a graphic twist. She also teaches art to children and adults in the Bay Area in California. For more information about Sarah, visit


"Little Rabbit wants to attend the circus, and his mother says that he can, but first he has to clean his totally trashed playroom . . . Using single and double pages, the artist populates this story with an array of animals, plenty of detail, and the perfect mix of colors. Children should relate to this circus tale, and parents will enjoy how the mother saves the day."—School Library Journal


"Charmingly off-kilter, with emotions that are spot-on."—Publishers Weekly


"The Klises once again offer delightful storytelling and art, with winsome, decidely toylike animal characters. Young fans will enjoy Little Rabbit's antics, even if his room does end up getting cleaned."—Booklist


"This gem of a tale offers repsite, in the form of comic relief, from the age-old skirmish between parents and children over cleaning up."—Kirkus