The Rhyming Rabbit by Julia Donaldson

The Rhyming Rabbit

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

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 Monk’s sparkling and tactile illustrations make a great accompaniment.


The Rhyming Rabbit by Julia Donaldson

Poor old Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciate his carefully thought-out poems. And as for the other woodland animals? They just tell him to be quiet! Then one starry night he meets someone who shares his enthusiasm for poetry ...Follow the Rhyming Rabbit through fields, woods and dark tunnels on his quest to find a friend in this delightful story from a bestselling duo.

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.

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32 pages


Julia Donaldson
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

3rd June 2011




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