Monday, 18 July 2011

Book of the week - Mrs Bunny's refugee by Angusine Macgregor

A battlefield, a lost boy and a family of rabbits.



Mother Bun and her young family are just sitting down to enjoy their rations, a tin of milk two beautiful red apples and a loaf of bread, when they hear someone crying.





Arming themselves with saucepans they leave their burrow and discover a little boy hiding under a tree.

All the young rabbits are frightened but the kindly Mrs Bun rests her head on the little boy’s lap and he immediately stops crying. Realising he is lost she takes him into her burrow and sets off to find his family.

She hasn't gone far when she hears a loud bang and has to scurry for cover. One of her hind legs is injured so she makes for an old barn where she can hide and tend to her wounds.


As she approaches the barn she hears voices and peeping in she sees a woman and two small children.

Creeping closer she realises they are talking about the little lost boy.




Pausing only long enough to wrap her injured leg she returns to the burrow where the little boy and the rabbits are playing happily.  She gestures for the little boy to follow her and together they set off across the fields to the barn where his family are waiting.


Once reunited the family leave for a place of safety and the rabbits return to their home under the tree.
I love the illustrations in this pretty picture book related by Angusine Macgregor (probably better know as A. J. Macgregor illustrator of several Ladybird books) there are twenty three beautiful colour plates including the frontis and numerous black and white drawings.




This book is now sold thank you for your interest.

6 comments:

  1. Cleemckenziebooks18 July 2011 at 16:38

    Stopped in from Book Bloggers to say hi and I'm so glad I did. I adore these images. I have some old books with similar ones and they are always a delight to open and read.

    Thanks for these.

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  4. barbaraannefisher20 July 2011 at 09:17

    Hi Isabella
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  6. barbaraannefisher21 July 2011 at 06:24

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I really appreciate your comment. Thank you!
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