Down by the lake, six little rabbits are crunching on carrots and munching on cake. Their picnic is disturbing by a terrible and terrifying PLOP! They run, of course, and spread the news through the forest of the fearsome PLOP. When they reach the big brown bear, lounging and lazing in the sun, he is insulted that any silly old PLOP would be stronger and fiercer than himself. He forces the littlest of the little rabbits to bring him to the source of the scary PLOP. And when the littlest of the little rabbits sees the source of the terrible PLOP, he learns that perhaps there really isn’t anything to be afraid of.
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky (pictures by Andrew Joyner) is a lesson that things are much scarier when you run and hide from them than if you try to understand what is making you afraid. The pictures are colorful and adorable, and it’s definitely a fun one to read aloud to your little ones.