Royal Rabbits at the Bath Festival

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This is Shylo- runt of the litter- the weakest and quietest of his family. Often the butt of his siblings' jokes, this little rabbit shows everyone that there is a hero inside each of us. 

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Santa explained that the idea for the Royal Rabbits had come from her son when he was about six. When he wasn't able to go to sleep, she told him to think of something he loved- rabbits which he then said lived under Buckingham Palace! And so the story began! 

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Having shown us her earliest works of art, Kate then drew one of the Ratzis- Flintskin. The ease with which she created the picture was amazing! Her skill was then put to the test as Santa selected some helpers from the audience who came up with ideas for a new character to join the Ratzis- Nibbles!

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Santa read to us from book two- 'Escape from the Tower'- doing a marvellous job of bringing the characters to life with different voices. Whilst she was doing this, Kate was drawing again, sketching the scene as Santa read the words. 

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With the disgustingly wicked Ratzis, led by Paparatzi and the quiet, unassuming hero, Shylo, 'The Royal Rabbits of London' are great books with gorgeous illustrations.

The Royal Rabbits of LondonSanta Montefiore and Simon Seabag Montefiore,

illustrated by Kate Hindley

Simon and Schuster   ISBN: 978-1471157868

The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape from the TowerSanta Montefiore and Simon Seabag Montefiore,

illustrated by Kate Hindley

Simon and SchusterISBN: 978-1471157899