Age Range: 2 to 5
The Story: Duck has invited Rabbit and Mouse to tea. They find lots of things to do while they are waiting for the bus which seems to take forever to arrive – or does it? Luckily they are reunited with Duck for their picnic but they are both still mystified by the lack of buses!
My daughter takes great delight in spotting the bright, colourful buses which Rabbit and Mouse fail to see. She is also fascinated by the picnic menu which uses alliteration and rhyme. I love the gentle humour and James Croft’s illustrations. The text is fairly repetitive which is also good for a beginner reader.
Author – Eileen Browne / Illustrator – James Croft
Eileen Browne also wrote Handa’s Surprise, another lovely story with a surprise ending.