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RABBIT & BEAR 'RABBIT'S BAD HABITS'

by Julian Gough

'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

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

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 your side.

A tale of friendship, gravity, and just a little bit of poo. 

 

Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016

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  '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

'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

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EARLY DESIGNS

EARLY DESIGNS

This is the first in the series of young readers books created by the playwright and novelist Julian Gough. Each book is seasonal, the first book is set in winter. The image below was a very early concept for the cover, drawn in pencil and then art worked in photoshop. I still like the simplicity of this image.

CHARACTER DESIGNS

CHARACTER DESIGNS

This is the first in the series of young readers books created by the playwright and novelist Julian Gough. Each book is seasonal, the first book is set in winter. This was a very early concept for the cover, drawn in pencil and then art worked in photoshop. I still like the simplicity of this image.

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SCENIC SKETCHES

SCENIC SKETCHES

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COVER CONCEPTS

COVER CONCEPTS

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FULL COVER ARTWORK

FULL COVER ARTWORK

ROUGH SPREADS

ROUGH SPREADS

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 "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

"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

PURCHASE BOOK

PURCHASE BOOK

RABBIT'S BAD HABITS is available in hardback and paperback, CLICK TO BUY HERE

 

IMPRINT DETAILS

ISBN: 9781444921687

Publication date: 08 Sep 2016

Page count: 112

Imprint: Hodder Children's Books