Water-Rat was very proud of his boat. "She's the tightest, trimmest little craft on the river," he boasted. Of course, he wastes no time in inviting little Grey Rabbit and Squirrel out for a river-picnic, but there's no room for poor Hare on his boat! But Hare cannot miss the opportunity for a feast, and decides to run along the bank as the others glide in the boat. And so, as little Grey Rabbit steers, and Squirrel twirls her sunshade in the bows, the river trip begins. The water-hens are charming, but the ducks are rough and mischievous and nearly bring the picnic to an end. Water-Rat saves the day by diving for the picnic, and Hare soon catches up to partake in the fare. Unfortunately, Hare's curiosity lures him to Rat's boat, and lands him in the water! This time, though, the naughty ducks redeem themselves by hauling him out. "Atishoo!" sneezed Hare! AGE 4-8 .
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Alison Uttley was born and brought up on a farm in Derbyshire at the end of the 19th century. Her Little Grey Rabbit series has delighted generations of children. Her love of country life -- gathering spring flowers, picnicking in summer meadows and skating on frozen ponds -- comes through vividly in her stories.
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Book Description Collins, Hammersmith, London, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Illustrated by Tempest, Margaret; Burgess, Mark (illustrator). First Edition. Little Grey Rabbit lives with Squirrel and Hare in a little house on the edge of a wood, near Water Rat, in his house on the river. On bright summer morning Water Rat polishes his boat, the Saucy Nancy, andi is planning a surprise for Squirrel and Little Grey Rabbit. They will go on a boat ride down the river and then a picnic with all sorts of goodies. But Hare hears about it and is shocked they would have a picnic without him. Poor Squirrel and Grey Rabbit, how can they go on the wonderful trip without Hare? "I have a plan, " says Water Rat. And he has. But it is just the beginning of their adventures. Endpapers are decorated, the binding is pictorial, same as the jacket. Illustrations are in color. ; 12mo - over 6Â¾ - 7Â¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003578
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110001983903