Bad King is a Sad Thing (v5 Rabbit and Bear)

Gough, Julian


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Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear … and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.

‘A perfect animal double-act.’ The Times, Book of the Week

Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear’s valley, and he wants to be king. He’s big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes.

Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past – but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king’s demands … or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves?

From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a story of friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear.

‘Rabbit’s Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children’s fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.’ Neil Gaiman

Read all the Rabbit and Bear books:

1. Rabbit’s Bad Habits

2. The Pest in the Nest

3. Attack of the Snack

4. A Bite in the Night

5. A Bad King is a Sad Thing

Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Imprint: Hodder Children’s Books
Publication date: 06/01/2022
Illustrator: Field, Jim
Series: Rabbit and Bear

Staff review

A Bad King is a Sad Thing
by Julian Gough
Review by Abigail

A wonderful story about friendship and bravery. Instead of helping Wolf, Rabbit lets his anger get the better of him and soon regrets it when he needs Wolf’s help.

ISBN: 9781444937473 Category: