Little Rabbit's Big Surprise


Bored because everyone else is too busy to play, Little Rabbit is asked by Big Rabbit, her Grandfather, to help him with his work. This puzzles her as Big Rabbit doesn’t have a job, but as they hop around together, visiting the neighbours, Little Rabbit soon finds out how busy her grandfather is!


This is such a charming little story about the importance of community and caring for your neighbours. The warmth between Little Rabbit and her grandfather is lovely and she soon realises what his ‘job’ is and is happy to help him with it.

He listened. He helped. And he made sure no one in their community was ever forgotten.

The vocabulary has been carefully chosen offering a rich read with plenty of detail and much to enjoy. It is a pleasure to read aloud and would be great for story time.


The gentle story is illustrated by beautiful pictures, showing idyllic country scenes. There are pictures on each page and their soft tones complement the story perfectly. Little Rabbit is a delightful character and it would be lovely to see her, her grandfather and her friends in more stories.

Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise Swapna Haddow and Alison Friend

Stripes Publishing ISBN: 978-1788950299

Published 7th February 2019