Book of the Week: The Rabbit That Had No Name

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At this time of year, there are two things that I’m a sucker for:  chocolate and bunnies.

So, it’s no surprise that The Rabbit That Had No Name intrigued me.

What is surprising, though, is the origin of this week’s Book of the Week.
The tale is 52 years old! It was a school assignment, written by 8-year old Schuyler Ludwig in 1960. His niece, Tracy Summers, illustrated the story, creating a small masterpiece to share with her son and the entire clan.

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"Once there was a rabbit with no name"

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"All the other rabbits teased him and never let him come to their parties."

“The Rabbit That Had No Name” is a dark story, filled with teasing and tears, which the character of the illustrations reflect.
To see how it turns out, you’ll have to flip through the book preview below.

 

For another take on a bunny book, try Edward Hopper and the Carrot Crunch. But I’m warning you: the 15-page preview ends on a doozy of a cliff hanger.

And if tales of rabbit bullying or rabbits who abuse their power have gotten you a bit down, here are some bunnies that are entirely innocent and just cute.

Now about that chocolate…

 

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