Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday

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9780001941113: Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday

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'

About the Author:

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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Uttley, Alison
Published by Collins (1969)
ISBN 10: 0001941119 ISBN 13: 9780001941113
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