The Rhyming Rabbit by Julia Donaldson

The Rhyming Rabbit

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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Award winning Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has created a delightfully entertaining picture book that celebrates poems of all kinds. All the rabbits are sick of hearing the rhyming rabbit’s poems for every occasion. Forlornly, the rabbit sets off to find someone who can appreciate his rhyming habit. He has no luck with a worm, a mole or a centipede but luckily happens on a sheep with the same gift. Great happiness follows. Lydia Monks’ sparkling and tactile illustrations make a great accompaniment. A wonderful tale from the creators of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Rhyming Rabbit by Julia Donaldson

Poor Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciate his carefully thought-out poems. And as for the other animals he meets? They just tell him to be quiet! Then one starry night he meets someone who shares his enthusiasm for poetry ...Bursting with Julia Donaldson's rhythmic, lyrical verse and Lydia Monks's bright, beautiful illustrations, The Rhyming Rabbit is now yours to own as a beautiful glittery board book.


'Picture book perfection' Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

Author photo © Alex Rumford

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Book Info


Board book
24 pages
Interest Age: From 3 to 6 years


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

31st December 2015




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