All her animal friends plan a special celebration for Grey Rabbit's birthday.
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LITTLE GREY RABBIT lives with Squirrel and Hare in a little house on the edge of a wood.
One day Grey Rabbit finds the other two in the garden. They've got a secret. "A secret from me?" She asks, astonished. "What can it be?"
Soon it will be little Grey Rabbit's birthday, and Squirrel and Hare are planning a surprise for her.
"A fistful of everything makes a nice cake!" says Squirrel happily, as they begin the preparations – and so into the yellow mixing bowl goes everything they can find, from preserved violets to pepper.
Squirrel and Hare tell all the woodland creatures about it – Moldy Warp, Hedgehog, Speckledy Hen, Water Rat and even Wise Owl.
Poor Grey Rabbit feels very left out! She'll just have to wait and see…
ALISON UTTLEY'S Little Grey Rabbit stories have been enjoyed by children for over seventy years. Her sharply observant eye, wonderful wit and pure enjoyment of the cosy never fail to delight. It is a testament to both her and Margaret Tempest;s skill that these classic stories are as appealing today as ever.
Where little Grey Rabbit, Squirrel and Hare live, water does not come out of a tap and there is no electricity. Every morning when Grey Rabbit wakes up, she fills her kettle from the stream just beyond the garden, lights the fire, and makes the tea from daisyheads in a little brown teapot. Then she calls Squirrel and Hare down to their breakfast of lettuce, leaves, nuts and fresh milk.
ALISON UTTLEY'S love of country life – gathering spring flowers, picknicking in summer meadows and skating on frozen ponds – comes through vividly in her stories.
She wrote about her characters, "Why do children love them? Because I believe in them," and it is easy to imagine that if one looked hard enough, one might just find the Little Grey Rabbit, quick Squirrel, bold, careless Hare, kind Moldy Warp the Mole and little Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog all going about their business.
MARGARET TEMPEST'S beautiful watercolours perfectly capture this world. She illustrated the very little Grey Rabbit Story, and her partnership with Alison Uttley continued for forty years.
'The little Grey Rabbit Classic Library'
• 'Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday'
• 'Hare and the Easter Eggs'
• 'Moldy Warp the Mole'
• 'Wise Owl's story'
• GIFT EDITION
• 'Little grey's Rabbit's Christmas'
• AVAILABLE SOON
• 'Fuzzypeg goes to School'
• 'Little Grey Rabbit's May Day'
• 'Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea'
• 'Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea'
• 'Water Rat's Picnic'
• 'The Knot Squirrel Tied'
• 'Squirrel Goes Skating'
Alison Uttley was born in 1884 in Derbyshire. She wrote about her characters, “Why do children love them? Because I believe in them.” And it is easy to imagine that just over the next hill, little Grey Rabbit, quick Squirrel, bold Hare, kind Moldy Warp and little Fuzzypeg really are all going about their business.
Margaret Tempest illustrated the very first Little Grey Rabbit story and her partnership with Alison Uttley continued successfully over the next forty years. Her beautiful, witty watercolours are as much loved and remembered today as when the stories were first published.
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Book Description Collins, London, 1975. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Tempest, Margaret (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Reprint. Only date on verso of title page is 1944, this book has an ISBN, so must be later - circa 1975. 64 pp. Small octavo hardback. Last page has been scribbled on in biro; otherwise Very Good condition. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 054709
Book Description Collins, U.K., 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Margaret Tempest (illustrator). undated later reprint, glazed picture covers, no inscriptions, very attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory # 047435
Book Description Collins, London, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Thirteenth impression. D/W shelf-worn,piece missing top left corner of front,creases top right,edges rubbed, not price-clipped.Gift dedication on fep, otherwise nice clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 007993
Book Description UK: Collins, 1973 (rep), UK, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Illustrated by Margaret Tempest (illustrator). Hbk in picture boards; Vg-; name on fep; Little Grey Rabbit; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 19949
Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Hard Cover Laminated. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustwrapper. Margaret Tempest (illustrator). Rep. 64 pp. Postage on this item will be £2.50 2nd class UK reduced rest of world. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 016691
Book Description Collins, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good +. No Jacket. Pictures by Margaret Tempest (illustrator). 14th impression 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 083626
Book Description London: Collins, 1971. 13th impression (1st was 1944). Colour dustwrapper, pictorial boards & illustrations by MARGARET TEMPEST. A reasonable reading copy in rubbed original boards. Dustwrapper clean though slightly rubbed and with crease across front panel. Bookseller Inventory # 4123
Book Description UK: Collins, 1973 (rep), 1973. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good-. Hbk in picture boards; Vg-; Pale green spine white writing. ; Little Grey Rabbit; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 34857
Book Description Collins, London, 1971. Illustrated Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Tempest, Margaret (illustrator). Thirteenth Printing. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very good condition with a little corner bumping and owner name. Jacket has some fading to spine and top edge and tiny nick at spine top. Part of the 'Little Grey Rabbit' animal series, number 11. 63 pp. Small format for small hands. Bookseller Inventory # 002509
Book Description Collins, London, 1965. Reprint. 180mm x 145mm (7" x 6"). 63pp. Illustrated by Margaret Tempest. G : in Good condition without dust jacket Illustrated hardback paper covered boards. Bookseller Inventory # utt036ja