Remember The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, a book by Carl-Johan ForssénEhrlin that claimed to be able to help any child fall asleep as long as the parent reading it follows its instructions on how to read it? The popular picture book is getting its parody soon, and will be written by Diana Holquistwith illustrations ofChristopher Eliopoulos (“Zeldar the Great” is credited on the cover).
The goal of the rabbit this time is to get into Harvard, which is a brilliant idea for a satire of “helicopter” parents’ desires for their children. Apparently, attending an Ivy League college is much better and useful for children than sleeping through the night and going to bed when they’re supposed to.
What’s interesting is that it’s going to be published by Dial Books for Young Readers, which is an imprint of Penguin Random House that published the source material. This means that all rabbits are going to be under the same roof, and who knows, if the parody is successful, more may be coming.
For The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard, the publishers have announced 100,000 copies in the first printing, coming on February 9, 2016.