Kid’s Book Review: Rita’s Rabbit

Kid’s Book Review: Rita’s Rabbit

About the Book and Author

This is an amusing cautionary tale for young children by Laura Mucha with lovely sunny illustrations by Hannah Peck. It is published by Faber who warn kids to be careful what they wish for!

Rita really really really wanted a rabbit. Spike was NOT a rabbit. He was scaly, scary, scratchy, scrabbly, scrawny, speckled and spiky.
Rita is so very sure she wants a fluffy pet rabbit and NOT a scaly, scratchy bearded dragon called Spike . . . But when a fussy, grouchy, messy rabbit comes to stay, she discovers they aren’t necessarily as adorable as they seem. Spike saves the day and Rita is very glad to be rid of the rabbit and very in love with her speckled, scrawny, spiky pet.

Rita's Rabbit cover
Laura Mucha and Hannah Peck

Laura Mucha is an ex-lawyer turned award-winning poet, writer and children’s advocate. Some of her writing is funny (or at least I hope it is…), but some is serious and addresses important things that aren’t always talked about. Please visit her website to find out more about her award-winning writing.

Hannah Peck is an author and illustrator based in London. Her love of books took her to study English at university, where she stocked up on Gothic stories, English ‘lore, and mythical poems that would later inspire her narrative illustrations. Using anything from tapestries to costume, Hannah researches around her subjects to create detailed and immersive illustrations. Hannah works digitally, using flowing lines, layered textures and repeated marks to create vibrant, elegant illustrations full of magic and fun.

Book Review

I love reading it again and again

Mum’s thoughts: Rita’s Rabbit is a great story for young ones to enjoy. My son loves animals and enjoyed seeing the animals come alive on the pages. It is an entertaining and engaging story about a rabbit and a bearded dragon.

Theo’s opinion – Rita’s rabbit is a fun book. I love reading it again and again. I found it funny that the rabbit was so naughty and I was happy that Rita preferred Spike the bearded dragon in the end.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Theo
  • Age: 2 years
  • Likes: bananas, Teletubbies and ducks
  • Dislikes: water and rice
  • Favourite Book: The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  • Favourite Film: The Boss Baby
  • Favourite Song: Five Little Ducks