Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise
Author: Swapna Haddow
, Illustrator: Alison Friend
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Little Rabbit is bored. Her brothers and sisters are busy with chores and her friends are out collecting worms. Her grandfather, Big Rabbit, offers to make her his assistant for the day – he’s got lots of work she can help him with. Little Rabbit laughs; her grandfather doesn’t have a job – he spends all day with his friends. “Why don’t you come with me and see?” replies Big Rabbit.
First they visit Mole, who has a problem with his dark tunnels, before hopping over to visit Granny Hedgehog, who’s suffering with a rather nasty cold. As they’re leaving they meet Dormouse who’s struggling to keep his babies happy while he forages for twigs for their nest. The last stop is Squirrel’s den, but the usually acrobatic Squirrel has sprained her paw. After helping her, they head home – what a busy day! In the morning Little Rabbit wakes to find her grandfather has left her a list of things to collect. Little Rabbit’s excited, certain that the things are for making a kite, but she’s in for a big surprise…
A heartwarming story about helping others and spreading kindness.
Meet the author
Swapna’s debut novel, DAVE PIGEON, was selected for the Guardian’s Best New Children’s Books 2016 and shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award 2016. Swapna lives in New Zealand with her s…
Meet the illustrator
Alison has loved painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. She studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and after graduating spent the next three years working as an apprentice ston…