That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
|7 September 2006|
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown is a children's picture book written by Cressida Cowell and illustrated by Neal Layton, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Awards and longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Emily Brown has a floppy gray stuffed rabbit, Stanley that she loves very much. They go on adventures every day, such as scuba diving, going to outer space, and other things like that. They have much fun together, until one day, they hear a "Rat-ta-tat-tat at the kitchen door". It is the queen's worker, who wants to have Stanley for the queen (whom he calls bunnywunny) in exchange for a brand new golden bear. Emily says no, but the queen keeps sending more of her workers to offer her more and more toys, but since Emily kept refusing, they stole Stanley from her in her sleep. The next morning, Emily marches up to the Queen's castle, where she finds out the queen put him in the laundry and turned him pink, and also filled him with stuffing and sewn up his mouth so he doesn't smile anymore. Emily takes the rabbit and goes home, but before she gives the golden teddy bear to the queen and tells her to do everything with that bear, to go on adventures and sleep with him at night, until he becomes her favorite toy, and she leaves. A while later, Emily gets a letter from the queen that says thank you, and has a picture of the queen holding her bear. 
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