They visited Cockerel, who showed off his magnificent call. “COCK-A-DOODLE-DOOOOO!”
“Ooh, I can do that!” said Rupert excitedly. He took a deep breath, threw back his head and shouted “CROC-A-DOOGA-LOO-LOOOO!”
You have to admire his optimism. It reminds me of the time I auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent.
In a Nutshell
Rupert the rabbit is fed up of his dingy bijou burrow for one and wants to move up in the world to the farm next door. There’s just one problem – he needs to earn his keep. It soon becomes apparent he can’t tidy, lay eggs or cock-a-doodle-doo, so what can he do to pay the rent? Well, he can dig – which leads to him securing the most unexpected job of all.
If you can overlook the teeny tiny trivial sticking point that Rupert essentially makes friends and influences people animals by stealing, then like me, you’ll fall in love with this charmingly illustrated fun farmyard caper, its endearingly flawed protagonist and cheeky hint of toilet humour.
I confess, I nearly fell off my chair when he tried to lay an egg.
My son’s still laughing.