The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
  

The Black Rabbit

Written by Philippa Leathers
Illustrated by Philippa Leathers

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Clever, surprising and touching, how little Rabbit is frightened by his own shadow is a delightful and thought-provoking story. Everywhere the little white Rabbit goes, this big and scary Black Rabbit seems to be right behind him. Can the little Rabbit shake him off? When he tries to do so, disaster almost strikes but luckily, the Black Rabbit reappears just in time to save little Rabbit and the two become best-friends.

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Synopsis

The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers

In this clever picture book, a debut author-illustrator introduces a plucky rabbit and the new companion (friend or foe?) that he just can't shake. Rabbit has a problem. There's a big, scary Black Rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs - behind a tree, over the river - the shadowy Black Rabbit follows. Finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis - only to encounter another foe!

Kids who like to be in on the secret will revel in this humorous look at fears, first impressions and friendship, all brought to light by a talented animator. Kids will love being in on the secret that the Black Rabbit is Rabbit's shadow. This is a debut picture book from a talented artist. It includes charming endpapers that allow readers to trace Rabbit's path as he attempts to evade the Black Rabbit.

Reviews

the endlessly fascinating magic of a shadow is imaginatively reflected in this touching story Guardian a charming tale Junior This is a clever debut picture book, charmingly illustrated in watercolour where a fragile little creature manages to outwit a monstrous foe, and gains a companion at the same time. Children of all ages are bound to emphasise with the feeling of overcoming and terrible fear Carousel This is a clever debut picture book, charmingly illustrated in watercolour where a fragile little creature manages to outwit a monstrous foe, and gains a companion at the same time. Children of all ages are bound to emphasise with the feeling of overcoming and terrible fear Carousel An engaging story Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Philippa Leathers

Philippa Leathers studied graphic design, illustration and animation, and currently works as a freelance animator and illustrator. The Black Rabbit is her first picture book, while her animation credits include work on the Charlie and Lola and Peppa Pig TV series. She lives with her family - a grey tabby cat named Emmi, and two rabbits, Benji and Kiki, who inspired her to write The Black Rabbit, as where one goes, the other follows close behind - in Kent.

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Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Philippa Leathers
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Author's Website

philippaleathers.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th March 2014

ISBN

9781406352559

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