I’ve just catalogued another beautiful Pookie book and wanted to share some of the illustrations with you.
This one is Pookie and the Swallows. If this is the first time you've come across Pookie you may not know that he is 'a little white rabbit with wings'.
In her introduction to the series Ivy Wallace explains the stories like this – Hello, everybody I’m Pookie, the rabbit with wings! Once upon a time my wings were little silly things. Everyone teased me about them, so I set out to seek my fortune. I had lots of adventures, then I got lost in a snowstorm – but Belinda saved me that cold winter’s night and kissed my wings. I live with Belinda now in Bluebell Wood and have lots of wonderful adventures. I do hope you enjoy reading this one!
In this story Belinda and Pookie watch the swallows building a nest under the eaves of their cottage. Soon there are eggs in the nest and not long after the chicks are born. Pookie has lots of fun with the chicks as they learn to fly and even looks after them now and again so the adult birds can have a rest. The story ends when the swallows fly off to Africa to escape the winter. Beautifully illustrated throughout.
Update July 2016: The featured book is now sold. March House books closed on my retirement in 2015, but I am still happily blogging here at March of Time Books. Your visits are always appreciated.