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Rabbit Races Ahead!

Written by Lydia Monks

Illustrated by Lydia Monks

Part of the Twit Twoo School Series

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Rabbit Races Ahead! Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers School Stories Sporting Stories Stories about Animals

Lydia Monks’ Twit Twoo School stories are perfect for reading with children just about to start school and Rabbit Races Ahead is both a fun adventure story and a cleverly delivered lesson about kindness and thinking of others. Rabbit can’t wait for sports day. She knows she’ll come first in every race, and she does. Why aren’t her friends more pleased for her, she wonders? Fortunately, the long distance race is still to come and instead of rushing to the finishing line, Rabbit interrupts her race to help her friends. She wins a special cheer and realises that it feels good to be kind, even better in fact than coming first. The bright illustrations are lovely to look at and this is a hugely appealing book for the very young.

Andrea Reece

Rabbit Races Ahead! Synopsis

It's Sports Day at Twit Twoo School and all of the children are very excited. But no one is more excited than Rabbit. She's decided that she is going to win every race, and has been practising very hard. But as Rabbit wins medal after medal, she seems to be losing friend after friend. Perhaps they are getting tired of her boasting. And now there is just one big race to go. Will Rabbit keep her eyes on the prize, or might there still be time for her to learn that being kind can feel every bit as good as winning? Join Rabbit, Frog, Mouse, Mole, Owl and their teacher, Miss Hoot, at their fun-filled treetop school.

With a cast of adorable animal characters and bright, bold, distinctive illustrations from the award-winning Lydia Monks, illustrator of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series, the Twit Twoo School series is sure to delight young children.

Rabbit Races Ahead! Press Reviews

Praise for For Frog Hops Off!;

Warm, reassuring storytelling, ideal for young children settling into nursery or school. -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller

Praise for Mouse's Big Day;

A warm and funny story about friendship, and the perfect picture book to offer encouragement to any child who is starting school or nursery. - Lancashire Evening Post

The colours and characters zing off the page in Monks' gorgeously bright, cheerful style. - The Bookseller

Praise for Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox;

A gorgeous explosion of pretty pinks and glamorous glitter will make the eyes of little girls light up everywhere  Books For Keeps

Praise for What the Ladybird Heard Next;

Donaldson’s trademark rhyming couplets bounce along and are perfectly complemented by Lydia Monks’ bright and sparkly illustrationsx  Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9781509881499
Publication date: 27/06/2019
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509881499
Publication date: 27th June 2019
Author: Lydia Monks
Illustrator: Lydia Monks
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: School Stories, Sporting Stories, Animals
Collections: Let's Get Back to School!,

About Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Lydia illustrates several bestselling series including the What the Ladybird Heard adventures and Princess Mirror-Belle, written by Julia Donaldson. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Award, the Stockport Children’s Book Award and multiple nominations for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author and illustrator of the preschool picture book series Twit Twoo School. Lydia lives in Sheffield. Photo credit - Rob King Things you ...

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