Tuesday 26 February 2013

Picture Book Review : The House Rabbit - Lesley White

Last night, we discovered a new book at bedtime called The House Rabbit. It's the simple but enchanting tale of a worrywort bunny who wakes with a start and is convinced his house is falling down. He runs through the house in a panic, collecting all the other four-legged residents on the way, until a level-headed moth points out that it was probably nothing and leads him back to the place where he was so scared where they discover that it was just a book falling from the shelf.

The story reminded me of Chicken Licken thinking that the sky was falling on his head when it was just an acorn and was a great way of explaining to Pierre that, when he thinks it's a monster under his bed, it's always just the rain pattering on the window or a shadow on the wall.

The accompanying illustrations use muted colours and are beautifully drawn. Pierre stopped me on every page to point something out or make a comment.

It's a lovely story to share with young children, especially those of a nervous disposition who may well see some of their fears allayed.

star rating : 4/5

RRP : £11.99

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: David Fickling Books (7 Mar 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0857560182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857560186
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 22.8 x 0.9 cm

Disclosure : We received a review copy of the book.

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