The Rabbit is young. He is afraid at night and he wants to grow up. When he gets lost down a hole, he is separated from his loving caregiver, the Stag, and he has to face his fears and make his way in the world.
His rescuer, the Soldier, is full of anger and the Cat is shut out of a dream of happiness. As the story progresses, the characters face their fears and share their security blankets. Rutten tells their stories delicately and at times obliquely so that the reader is challenged to read between the lines, make inferences and draw their own conclusions.
In 12 short sections, young readers feel the excitement of becoming bigger, having adventures and striking out solo, as well as the fears and challenges involved in growing up.
Written and illustrated by Melanie Rutten.
Hardback. Suitable for children 4+
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