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Disapproving Rabbits


Cinnamon disapproves of this post. And of Neatorama. And of all of you reading.

I've reviewed a number of books from HarperCollins before on Neatorama - and they've always been a good read, but this one is different: it's funny - very funny.

One day, Sharon Stiteler (who also wrote the Birdchick blog) got a cute Dwarf/Hotot rabbit mix named Latte. Sure, he was cute, but as soon as Sharon and her husband brought him home, he sat across the room all hunched up, looking sorely dissatisfied.

At first, Sharon didn't think too much of it - but the disapproving look continued, and no amount of parsley would ever make him approve of anything.

Turns out, this wasn't just an isolated case with that one rabbit. Later, Sharon got other pet rabbits from the animal shelter. When she first saw Cinnamon (the cute bunny above), Sharon put her face up to the cage and the rabbit hopped over, frowning its immediate disapproval. Sharon knew it was the perfect bunny for her.

Over the years, she tried to talk to the rabbits about birds and other topics, but they always, always disapproved. In a cute way, mind you, but they still disapproved nonetheless. So, the author in Sharon decided to delve further into the impossibility of living up to a bunny's standard.

In her book Disapproving Rabbits (180 pages chockful of fun and cute photos), Sharon tirelessly researched the phenomenon of rabbit disapproval - not just documenting the looks, but also deducing the thought of disapproval that flashed through the critter's tiny little brains. Like, for instance, what these rabbits think about (click for larger pictures) ...



















Disapproving Rabbits Caption Contest - Win a Free Book!

And now, something that the bunnies would absolutely disapprove of. Thanks to HarperCollins, we have 20 Disapproving Rabbits book to give away to the winners of this caption contest:

Caption this photo above - the funniest twenty captions will get a Free Disapproving Rabbits Book by Sharon Stiteler. Place your caption in the comment section: one caption per comment, but you can enter as many captions as you can think of (one book per winning submitter). Please, no obscenities - the rabbits (and Neatorama) really disapprove of those.

Lastly, be sure to visit Disapproving Rabbits (you should go there for inspirations!) and HarperCollins' web page for the book.

The review above as well as the giveaway are sponsored by HarperCollins - it is also disapproved by the rabbits.



Update 11/4/07 - Whoa! Awesome response! Thank you for all your captions, guys - I've notified the lucky winners by email.

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