Little Grey Rabbit

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Little Grey Rabbit is the lead character in a classic, eponymous series of English children's books, written by Alison Uttley and illustrated by Margaret Tempest, except for the last five, illustrated by Katherine Wigglesworth.[1] They appeared over a forty-year period up to the mid-1970s to great acclaim, and gave rise to a TV film series in 2000.

Characters[edit]

  • Little Grey Rabbit – a modest, gentle, motherly soul, who lives with two friends, Hare and Squirrel
  • Hare – a boastful fellow up for a little adventure, who cares about his friends
  • Squirrel – a self-centred creature, who cares about her looks, but is affectionate
  • Milkman Hedgehog – who milks the cows and distributes the milk to the animals
  • Mrs Hedgehog – Milkman's wife
  • Fuzzypeg – Milkman and Mrs Hedgehog's excitable son
  • Bill and Tim Hedgehog – Fuzzypeg's cousins who attend school with him
  • Brush – a wandering hedgehog
  • Robin – the postman
  • Water Rat
  • Mrs Webster, a water vole
  • Rat – a friend of the hens at the hen house
  • Brock the Badger
  • Fox – a troublesome sort, who plots to make a meal out one of the animals
  • Speckledy Hen – who gives out eggs that she lays to her friends
  • Moldy Warp – a mole who loves treasure hunting
  • Wise Owl – a source of information, but often grumpy if disturbed in the daytime

Books[edit]

The books marked* featured in the TV series of the year 2000.

Heinemann[edit]

  • The Squirrel, The Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit – 1929*
  • How Little Grey Rabbit Got Back Her Tail – 1930*
  • The Great Adventure of Hare – 1931*
  • The Story of Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog – 1932*
  • Three Little Grey Rabbit Plays – 1961
  • Fuzzypeg's Brother – 1971

Collins[edit]

  • Squirrel Goes Skating – 1934*
  • Wise Owl's Story – 1935*
  • Little Grey Rabbit's Party – 1936*
  • The Knot Squirrel Tied – 1937*
  • Fuzzypeg Goes to School – 1938*
  • Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas – 1939*
  • My Little Grey Rabbit Painting Book – 1940
  • Moldy Warp the Mole – 1940*
  • Hare Joins the Home Guard – 1942
  • Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day – 1942*
  • Water Rat's Picnic – 1943*
  • Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday – 1944*
  • The Speckledy Hen – 1945*
  • Little Grey Rabbit to the Rescue – 1945
  • Little Grey Rabbit and the Weasels – 1947*
  • Grey Rabbit and the Wandering Hedgehog – 1948*
  • Little Grey Rabbit Makes Lace – 1950*
  • Hare and the Easter Eggs – 1952*
  • Little Grey Rabbit's Valentine – 1953*
  • Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea – 1954*
  • Hare and Guy Fawkes – 1956
  • Little Grey Rabbit's Paint-Box – 1958*
  • Grey Rabbit Finds a Shoe – 1960
  • Grey Rabbit and the Circus – 1961*
  • Grey Rabbit's May Day – 1963*
  • Hare Goes Shopping – 1965
  • Little Grey Rabbit's Pancake Day – 1967*
  • Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the North Pole – 1970
  • Little Grey Rabbit's Spring Cleaning Party – 1972
  • Little Grey Rabbit and the Snow-Baby – 1973
  • Hare and the Rainbow – 1975

Television series[edit]

In January 2000, Cosgrove Hall Films created an animated TV series consisting of 26 episodes based closely on the books, each 10 minutes in length.[2][3]

Episode List

  1. The Squirrel, the Hare, and the Little Grey Rabbit
  2. How Little Grey Rabbit Got Back Her Tail
  3. Squirrel Goes Skating
  4. The Knot Squirrel Tied
  5. The Story of Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog
  6. Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday
  7. The Great Adventure of Hare
  8. Moldy Warp the Mole
  9. Little Grey Rabbit and the Circus
  10. Little Grey Rabbit's Pancake Day
  11. Fuzzypeg Goes to School
  12. Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea
  13. Little Grey Rabbit's Valentine
  14. Hare and the Easter Eggs
  15. Grey Rabbit's May Day
  16. Little Grey Rabbit and the Wandering Hedgehog
  17. Wise Owl's Story
  18. Little Grey Rabbit's Paint Box
  19. Little Grey Rabbit and the Weasels
  20. Hare Goes to Battle
  21. Water-Rat's Picnic
  22. Little Grey Rabbit's Party
  23. Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas
  24. Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day
  25. Little Grey Rabbit Makes Lace

Cast

Crew

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Nicolette (16 January 2015). "The renaissance of Beatrix Potter's great rival". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  2. ^ "About | Filmography". Cosgrove Hall Ate My Brain. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ Crump, William D. (30 May 2019). Happy Holidays—Animated!: A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Company. p. 170. ISBN 978-1476672939.

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