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    • ISBN:9781444921694
    • Publication date:14 Jan 2016
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Rabbit's Bad Habits

Book 1

By Julian Gough
Illustrated by Jim Field

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Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.

'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)

Bear wakes up early from hibernation. If she can't sleep, then at least she can make a snowman. Rabbit has never made a snowman, but he definitely wants to make one that's better than Bear's.

But with an avalanche and a hungry wolf heading his way, Rabbit soon realises that it might be nice to have a friend on his side.

From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, gravity, and just a little bit of poo.

'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman

*Shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards*

Biographical Notes

Julian and Jim's Rabbit and Bear books have been shortlisted twice for the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards, and also for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award.

Julian Gough is a novelist, playwright, poet, musician and script-writer. He was born in London, grew up in Ireland and now lives in Berlin. Among many other things, Julian wrote the ending to MINECRAFT, the world's most successful computer game for children of all ages. He likes to drink coffee and steal pigs.

Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer and animation director. He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London and now lives in Paris. His first picture book, CATS AHOY!, written by Peter Bently, won the BookTrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He is perhaps best known for drawing frogs on logs in the bestselling OI FROG! He likes playing the guitar and drinking coffee.

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  • ISBN: 9781444921687
  • Publication date: 08 Sep 2016
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Rabbit's Bad Habits should become an instant modern classic. Stands shoulder to shoulder with Pooh and Toad. Cheeky, delightful and hilarious. — Eoin Colfer
A perfect animal double-act enchants. — Alex O'Connell, The Times
Sure to become a firm favourite — The Bookbag
A laugh out loud story with just a hint of poo. — Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
A charming, wonderful and eccentric story — Sschambe Blog
It's an exhilarating, very quietly educational, and - most of all - riotously funny read. — Waterstones, Leilah Skelton
This is a superb book and the real joy to me is in the conversations (sometimes quite philosophical) between Rabbit and Bear. — Parents In Touch
It's beautifully illustrated and is a super story, with cheeky one-liners, that is ideal to share on cold winter evenings — Manchester Evening News
A great book that will become a classic — London Mums Magazine
What a treat this little book is! Not only does it have a funny and warm story that is full of heart, it is also gorgeously presented with spot-colour illustrations by Jim Field...Lots of fun, highly recommended. — Anna Flinn, Reading Zone
A laugh-out-loud celebration of friendship, forest life...and poo — Metro
Has a cheeky charm that will thrill younger readers — The Guardian
A delight, with super illustrations and a lovely story about friendship — Independent on Sunday
With wonderful landscapes and characterisation by Jim Field, this book is highly recommended and will still delight after many readings — Inis
A healthy dose of quirky humour — Irish Times
Julian Gough's text is quirky and lively with a distinctive style, and Jim Field's illustrations are a joy — Awfully Big Reviews
These 100-page, fully illustrated stories will be as popular with bedtime-story-reading grown-ups as they are with newly confident readers. We love the funny illustrations, the cheeky humour and the underlying messages about friendship and life. — The School Run
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