Thursday 17 May 2012

Tim Rabbit and Company

I've been busy listing lots of stock this week and thought you might enjoy a sneak peek.

Tim Rabbit & Company
I was delighted to find these Tim Rabbit books by Alison Uttley. Published in the 1960s and complete with their original dust jackets. 

Tim Rabbit's dozen 

No ordinary rabbit

 Tim is no ordinary rabbit and there is always a bit of magic about when he is on the move, whether he is visiting his aunt Eliza, building a snowman, or climbing to the moon to play with the moon rabbits. Alison Uttley writes with a real knowledge of animals and their ways.

The Tim Rabbit books are just a few of the many additions to the website this week. Other favourites are these two picture strip books from the 1950s. According to the Toby Twirl Website, Toby Twirl on Dapple Heath is one of the hardest to find. It’s incredibly fragile, so it's easy to understand why there are so few about.

Toby Twirl on Dapple Heath written by Sheila Hodgetts 

Nicholas and Timothy's adventure in the burning mill by Kitty Styles 

Last but by no means least two Pookie books written and illustrated by Ivy Wallace. Pookie a little white rabbit with bothersome wings sets out to seek his fortune, not knowing what a fortune is or where to find one! 

Pookie by Ivy Wallace

Pookie and his shop 

Update July 2016: All the books featured are 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.


  1. Looks great, Barbara, especially Pookie!

  2. barbaraannefisher17 May 2012 at 15:47

    Thanks Claudine, I think so too – but then I am biased!

  3. Cleemckenziebooks17 May 2012 at 17:10

    What great covers. I especially love the mischievous grin on Tim Rabbit's Dozen.

  4. They are wonderful covers! Thank you for sharing them.

  5. barbaraannefisher17 May 2012 at 19:03

    I hadn’t noticed but you are absolutely right; he does have a mischievous grin.

  6. I don't remember ever seeing the others but Pookie was a great favourite of mine. I still have Pookie and the Swallows and Pookie and the Gypsies. Even as a young child I did find it strange that Belinda lived all by herself in a forest! - but I've always loved the illustrations.

  7. barbaraannefisher17 May 2012 at 21:11

    Hello Lindsay, glad you like them. Thanks for leaving a comment. Barbara

  8. barbaraannefisher17 May 2012 at 21:41

    That puzzled me until I read the following paragraph in ‘Pookie’ (the first book in the series)–
    Inside the cottage, the Wood Cutter’s little daughter, Belinda, was sitting on a stool by the fire, crying. Sometimes her father was away in the woods for days at a time, and then she was very lonely.
    Probably, a good job the wood cutter is away – goodness knows what he would make of a little white rabbit with wings!

  9. You know what I love best about illustrated rabbits in children's books? They have the cutest little feet. I loved looking at this post.

  10. GardenOfDaisies19 May 2012 at 04:19

    I'm not familiar with these sweet little books. But the illustrations look delightful!

  11. All new books to me! The Tim Rabbit books have such delightful covers. I like that the author writes with a deep knowledge of animals. My favorite cover from the post is Pookie and his Shop. The colors are so beautiful and I love the name. It makes me smile! I want to read Pookie and Pookie and his Shop!

  12. The Pookie books are adorable. I want to read about the rabbit with wings. The drawings are so beautiful. I also love the look of the Time Rabbit books. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Megan @ Storybook Love Affair20 May 2012 at 03:20

    These books look so cute! I seriously am so envious of your job :)

  14. barbaraannefisher20 May 2012 at 07:58

    I didn't notice, but you are absolutely right; they do indeed have cute feet! How great that your comment made me really look.

  15. barbaraannefisher20 May 2012 at 08:00

    They really are very pretty and just the kind of books I like.

  16. barbaraannefisher20 May 2012 at 08:07

    Hi jess, Pookie and Tim Rabbit make me smile too. The illustrations and stories are delightful. Half the fun of visiting your blog is to read about new (to me) books, so I hope the same applies when you visit here.

  17. barbaraannefisher20 May 2012 at 08:13

    Hello Stephanie, thanks for calling in and leaving a comment. You are absolutely right – the Pookie books are adorable as are the Tim Rabbit ones. There is just something so appealing about vintage children’s books.

  18. barbaraannefisher20 May 2012 at 08:18

    Hi Megan, they are cute! I count my blessings every single-day – I love books and bookish people so this job is just perfect.

  19. Tim Rabbit's Adventure is a good story.

  20. barbaraannefisher3 June 2012 at 12:18

    Hello Ahnaf, thanks for calling in and leaving a comment. It's nice to know you enjoyed Tim Rabbit.Barbara


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