Kes Gray & Mary McQuillan
Red Fox, 2005 (2003)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
is the story of an adorable little bunny, who one day notices that his parents, Sedge and Milfoil, aren't
like him. When asked, they explain the reason they don't hop like he does - they're not actually his
- they're a cow and a horse!
edge and Milfoil adopted Twitchy because his real parents already had sixteen bunnies to feed. And they do their best to create a bunny environment for him, from living in a rather large
to dining on carrots. When they look in a stream and ask Twitchy what he sees, he endearingly replies, '
I see two great big kind smiles that always make me feel happy
fter his parents tell him of his adoption, Twitchy runs away, causing them great anxiety, '
big sighs and heavy hearts
'. But Kes Gray writes a heartwarming reunion, enhanced by Mary McQuillan's sweet and simple illustrations.
is a delightful story that approaches adoption with both sensitivity and humor.
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