Little Rabbit Runaway (Picture Puffin)

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9780140569582: Little Rabbit Runaway (Picture Puffin)

Following on from the huge success of Little Rabbit Lost and Little Rabbit Goes to School, a fantastic and beautiful new story all about running away. Little Rabbit is fed up with being told off and decides he'd be better off living on his own. So he runs away from Mama and Papa and starts building his own house under a hedge (at the bottom of the garden). Before too long another little runaway, Molly Mouse, appears and they decide that two runaways are better than one. But soon after building their lovely new home, Little Rabbit quickly discovers Molly Mouse is a bit of a bossy boots and keeps telling him off - just like Mama and Papa. Then Molly Mouse terrifies him with a scary bedtime story and all Little Rabbit wants is to be tucked up safe and warm in his real home. Luckily, Mama and Papa know exactly where to find him and come - along with Molly Mouse's mama - to take him home.

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About the Author:

Harry Horse has written and illustrated several children's books - including The Last Gold Diggers, winner of the Smarties Gold Prize, The Last Polar Bears and The Last Cowboys. There are two Little Rabbit stories and Little Rabbit Lost won The Scottish Arts Council Award. Harry has been political cartoonist for The New Yorker, The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman and is now focussing on his children's books. Harry lives in Shetland with his wife Mandy, his dogs, Roo and Chiquita, Steve the cat and six chickens.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K–The protagonist from Little Rabbit Lost (Peachtree, 2002) returns. After being scolded by his parents, he runs away so that no one can tell him what to do. He begins building a house when Molly Mouse, another runaway, joins him. Life together sours quickly, however, as Molly takes on the role of a bossy mother. Little Rabbit takes off and spends a fine day playing with other animals; when it begins to rain, however, he returns, tired and dirty. To cheer him, Molly Mouse reads a bedtime story. Unfortunately, she chooses one about a cat who chases runaway rabbits. The two become scared and huddle in bed until morning, when their mamas find them, and they return home. Horse's expressive, detailed illustrations set this title apart from the general rank of stories about rabbits and runaways. The soft browns, blues, and greens give the book a vintage flavor that contrasts with modern details such as a junk pile containing a pair of fuzzy dice and a broken television set. The stormy friendship between Little Rabbit and Molly Mouse is both amusing and realistic. The universal appeal of tales about running away and the high-quality art make this a solid addition to picture-book collections.–Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, OR
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