Little Ralphie Rabbit gets in trouble ALL the time. His Mother just doesn't know what to do, until wise Owl finds out that Ralphie is really deaf. Ralphie's freinds in the forest show his mother how to use sign language to help Ralphie learn. This book helps children understand that even though someone has disabilities, there are many ways that they can fit in and be part of a group.
Carol J. Lauer was a first and pre-first grade teacher at E.J. Russell Elementary School in Pine Bush, NY for over 30 years. As the daughter of an author and publisher, Mrs. Lauer has writen many of her own books for children, including books written for her grandchildren. Ralphie Rabbit was a collaboration between Mrs. Lauer and her daughter, Kathy, who illustrated the book.