Little Rabbit Runaway
by Harry Horse
Little Rabbit is running away from home…and finding his way back again.
One day, after Little Rabbit had been especially naughty, Mama and Papa give him a good scolding. “It’s not fair,” he cries. “I shall run away and live all by myself.” So Little Rabbit packs up a few of his belongings and leaves his family to build his very own house. But food tastes different away from home, and strange noises are louder. Soon Little Rabbit comes to realize that having your very own house is not the same as having a home with a family who loves you.
Harry Horse hits all the right notes in this gently humorous, ultimately reassuring story of a misunderstood young runaway asserting his independence. Young readers will identify easily with Little Rabbit and quietly cheer his triumphant return to the reassurance and safety of his home and family.
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/4″ x 8-1/4″
Age Range: 2 – 6
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Family, Friendship, Rules, Running Away
“Horse once again demonstrates his intuitive understanding of preschooler’ minds and moods” ―Publishers Weekly
“The universal appeal of tales about running away and the high-quality art make this a solid addition to picture-book collections.” ―School Library Journal
“There is clear child appeal in Horse’s delicate line-and-watercolor images of irresistible Rabbit and his scaled-down world.” ―Booklist
Book of the Winter (Nominee, Children’s Category) ―New York Library Association, 2006
Meet the Author/Illustrator
Harry Horse wrote and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Little Rabbit picture books and several Middle Grade novels. He was also a political cartoonist for several national newspapers in the United Kingdom. He passed away in 2007.