Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Shades of cool

Clarissa brought a big pile of films from the library for us to watch. As we watched them, we noticed how many rabbits were wearing shades to make them look cool.

First we watched "Reservoir Rabbits": A film by Quentin Rabbitino. I didn't like this one: there was a nasty bit when a poor rabbit got his ear cut off.

Reservoir Rabbits poster


Then we watched "The Blues Bunnies". This was much more fun, and we sang along to all the songs.

The Blues Bunnies


Finally we watched Audrey Hepbunny in "Breakfast at Tiffbunny's". I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have carrots for breakfast, but it was quite nice all the same.

Audrey Hepbunny


Saturday, 17 March 2012

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Holiday time

"Have you done anything for this week's Illustration Friday challenge yet?" asked Clarissa.

"No," I said. "The theme's intention. It's too difficult, and I'm too tired to think of anything."

"You need a holiday," said Clarissa.

I agreed. Actually, we both need a holiday. Trouble is, we like different holidays. I started to draw our favourite holidays.

Clarissa likes to go camping...

Rabbit camping

...in tent. I, on...

Rabbit on the beach

...the other hand, prefer five star luxury.

"Oh look," said Clarissa. "You've done it: in-tent-I-on!"

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

Bore da! Cousin Myfanawy Rabbit came all the way from Llantwllcwningen to see us to celebrate St David's Day. So I drew this picture of her in her traditional Welsh costume: a red cape, and one of those hats that are nearly as tall as her ears.

Welsh rabbit

When Welsh rabbits go mining, they don't dig for coal; they dig for carrots. Here's a picture that I drew of Cousin Llewellyn Rabbit in his mining gear, with one of the tasty carrots that he found.

Welsh mining rabbit

And here's the Welsh Dragon.

Welsh dragon

Sydd yn ei ofni y ddraig goch fawr? Who's afraid of the big red dragon? Not us, when he's got such a big friendly smile.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Emergency at the carrot field

"Come quickly!" Clarissa burst into my studio. "There's an emergency down at the carrot field!"

I hopped after Clarissa as fast as I could, out of the burrow, and down to the field.

All the other rabbits were already there, looking up in horror. Oh, bless my ears and whiskers! In front of us was the biggest, tallest, hugest fence you ever did see.

Rabbits looking at a tall fence

"Whatever are we going to do?" wailed Clarissa. "How are we going to get our carrots?"

"Don't panic," said Nigel Floppyears. "We'll find a way! Us rabbits aren't put off this easily."

"If only we rabbits were capable of flying!" I said.

"Why, Bob Tail Rabbit," said Nigel, "I think you've got it! Wait here, everyone." Nigel rushed to his workshop. Bang! Saw! Ow! Huff! Puff! A few moments later, he reappeared. "Look, this is what we need!"

Rabbit with a balloon

"It's a cap, and it's able to fly! I'll be over the fence in seconds. Winston: the scissors!"

Dog cutting rope

We watched Nigel rise into the air.

Rabbit flying up 1


Rabbit flying up 2


Rabbit flying up 3

Up, until he was just a speck in the sky...

Rabbit flying up 4

...and then not even that.


We waited.

After a while, Clarissa said, "Of course, Nigel has found a way to get up... but how is he going to get down again...?"

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

How to increase your popularity

To make yourself popular, make cake...

Rabbit chef

...for all your friends!

Pile of rabbits eating cake

(Just make sure that you keep a slice for yourself.)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Forward into the cave

New readers might like to start with the previous chapters in this story:

Part 1: Drifting
Part 2: What happened next
Part 3: Under the sea

"So what happened next?" I asked Great Aunt Dahlia. "Grandma Lily swam through the cave, and found the golden carrots. What did she do?"

"Well, young Bob Tail, she did what any rabbit would do. She took off her hat, and filled it with carrots."

Rabbit in a cave

"But as she was struggling to put her hat back on her head, she heard a noise behind her. Just a single pebble falling; but then another and another. She turned around: rocks were falling everywhere!"

Rabbit in a rockfall

"In a trice, the entrance was blocked. She looked all round the cave for another way out, but there was none."

Rabbit with glowing carrot

"There was no going back the way she came. So she did the only thing she could do: go forward."

"But you said there wasn't another way out!"

"She did what any rabbit would do: she burrowed."


"She dug and dug and dug. Kept going until her paws were worn down to the bone. Just as she thought she couldn't dig another pawful, the earth in front of her fell away, and she tumbled through the hole."

"Was she out of the cave?" I asked.

"For a moment, she didn't know where she was. Then she heard a voice, more of a growl, and then a wicked laugh. Terrified, she opened one eye, and then the other. And then she screamed!"

"What was it?"

"A pirate! The biggest, baddest, bunny pirate ever to sail the seas."

Rabbit pirate

"Captain Jack Rabbit!"