Herbert rabbit absolutely loves foxes, so much so that he wants to become one. To that end he makes himself a pair of red ears but his mummy calls them un-rabbity. The following day with the aid of his little sister, he paints himself red and the two play a game of ‘find-the-fox’. The mess they create displeases mummy and she asks him to promise to be ‘a good rabbit’.
A good rabbit – or any other animal – he certainly isn’t when he fashions himself a splendid new foxy tail that is just the thing for a game of tail chasing fun. This time his mummy is very far from pleased.
After a brief respite when Herbert behaves well, he’s let outdoors to play again. Now how is Mummy rabbit going to react when she sees what he gets up to in the park? Perhaps it’s time to put her right on the rabbit/fox thing once and for all, and just wait and see …
This funny celebration of identity and being true to yourself, is Margaret Sturton’s debut picture book. Her nicely detailed illustrations show much more than her words say. She’s most definitely a talent to watch with interest.