The Spring Rabbitby Joyce Dunbar, Susan Varley (Illustrator)
Smudge is the only rabbit in the woods without a brother or sister. His mother tells him to wait for spring, but that is a long way off. In the fall, Smudge builds a leaf-and-twig brother, but he blows away. He builds a snow sister in the winter, but she melts. Will Smudge's wish for a sibling ever come true?
"The prose is tender, and the illustrations are wondrous depictions of gentle woodland life and domestic burrows. Cross the style of William Steig with that of E. H. Shepard, and you'll have a feel for these precise, sweet drawings. Even in a market crowded with bunny books, this one will be successful." —Booklist
- Random House Children's Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.08(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.15(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 7 Years
Read an Excerpt
At last came the first signs of spring. All the twigs were sprouting green shoots and the buds were beginning to show.
Smudge went looking for his brother. He looked in the hollows of the trees, but he found no sign of a brother, only a mouse hole, full of baby mice.
"There are no rabbits here," said the mouse.
Meet the Author
Joyce Dunbar has written more than 80 children's books, including the bestselling Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big. Susan Varley is the illustrator of The Vole Who Would Be King and Why Is the Sky Blue?
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