The Spring Rabbit by Joyce Dunbar, Susan Varley


The Spring Rabbit by Joyce Dunbar, Susan Varley

Smudge is the only rabbit in the woods without a brother or sister. His mother tells him to wait for spring, but that is a long way off. In Autumn, Smudge builds a leaf-and-twig brother, but he blows away. He builds a snow sister in the winter, but she melts. Will Smudge's wish for a sibling ever come true?


Simply gorgeous ... Ideal for children expecting younger brothers or sisters into their family EYE A story I've always treasured -- Jill Bennett Red Reading Hub Beautiful... perfect sharing book as both text and illustrations are a real joy. Carousel

About the Author

Joyce Dunbar is a widely respected author of more than fifty books for children including Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep. Her Mouse and Mole series has been very popularly adapted for television and her lyrical re-telling of the Nativity story, This Is The Star, received widespread critical acclaim. Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many books for Andersen Press. Her picture book Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring of all time, winning many prizes, including the Mother Goose Award in 1985.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Joyce Dunbar, Susan Varley
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Publication date

6th March 2014



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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