The everyday life of Daphne Louter’s twins inspired her to create this beautiful, intricate picture book that wordlessly tells the story of a boy rabbit and a girl rabbit, and their pet, the chicken. We follow the roguish duo throughout the day – and, as the day progresses, throughout the year as well.
The subtle colours, fine lines and countless details in the pictures give the book a timeless quality and are reminiscent of work by great British illustrators such as Beatrix Potter and John Tenniel. It won’t come as a surprise to hear that Daphne won the 2014 Worldwide Picture Book Illustration Contest with the first pictures for this book.
The rabbit twins’ house and garden are places young children will want to visit over and over again. There’s so much to discover in every picture that each new visit is a delight. And can they find the objects that appear in every picture?
A book without words that tells a thousand stories.