The History of a Word 02/07/20
The House Rabbit
Publisher: David Fickling
In a dark, old house upon a hill, a well- trained House Rabbit wakes up with a terrible thought, ‘What if the house falls down?’ and suddenly a crash sends him scurrying from his bed. As he races through the rooms he convinces mouse, cat and dog to join him. The group dash through the house in a gathering panic until a little voice offers to shed some light on the real reason behind the crash.
Traditional drawings and a gentle touch give Lesley White’s debut picture book a timeless feel. The straight-forward storyline and a light repetitive structure make this story a lovely bedtime choice for younger toddlers and the dusky palette and simple lines will appeal to fans of the late Barbara Firth’s shadowy illustrations in Martin Waddell’s Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?