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The Great Rabbit Chase

January 9, 2017

The Great Rabbit Chase

By Freya Blackwood, Scholastic Australia, 2017.

Cover of a book showing a little girl watching a rabbit

‘A story that celebrates what it means to live in a community and a reminder that life is full of surprises.’

Are you looking for a rabbit book for your kids?

The Great Rabbit Chase tells the story of Gumboots, a much-loved rabbit who is an escape artist. An adventure ensues one day when Gumboots escapes from the yard. The whole neighbourhood becomes involved in the search for Gumboots. The story is told from the little girl’s perspective, and we never do find out what her name is.

The Great Rabbit Chase is beautifully illustrated in soft watercolour and pencil. The endpapers include an innovative board game that will add to the experience your child will have with this lovely book.


Honours for The Picture Book of the Year 2018 by¬†Children’s Book Council of Australia.


Wrap Up

The Great Rabbit Chase

  • 8.5/10
  • 9.5/10
  • 6.5/10
    Educational content
  • 1/10
  • 7.5/10


  • There is a board game on the inside pages :)
  • A lovely story with a surprise ending


  • There is no strong message to the story

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