Friends in Books


Little Richard and Prickles by Patricia M. Scarry; illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres. New York: American Heritage Press, 1971. Life in the woods is full of new adventures and friends for Little Richard and his porcupine friend Prickles.

My Hopping Bunny by Robert Bright. New York: Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1960. A hopping bunny travels with his new owner, hopping higher and higher everywhere they go. When the bunny finally hops clear out of sight, he knows he has hopped too high.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams; illustrated by William Nicholson. New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc. A toy rabbit learns that being “real” is not how well he is made but how much he is loved.

Two Hundred Rabbits by Lonzo and Adrienne Adams. New York: The Viking Press, 1968. A tired traveler saves the day for a young boy and one hundred ninety-nine rabbits intent on entertaining the king.

Listen, Rabbit by Aileen Fisher; illustrated by Symeon Shimin. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1964. Without a pet of his own, a boy is lonesome until he spies a rabbit in the field. He tries to befriend it, but one day the rabbit has a secret surprise for him!

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. New York: Frederick Warne and Company, Inc. Peter Rabbit is exhausted when he disobeys his mother and visits Mr. McGregor’s garden.

[illustration] From “Little Richard and Prickles”

[illustration] From “My Hopping Bunny”

[illustration] From “The Velveteen Rabbit”

[illustration] From “Two Hundred Rabbits”

[illustration] From “Listen, Rabbit”

[illustration] From “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”