The Rabbit Ate My Flip-Flops by Rachel Elizabeth Cole @rachel_e_cole #Kids
My bunnies through the years have nibbled and left some rather large holes on clothing and shoes. So I can really understand a rabbit eating flip-flops. I have even had one eat enough on a single show that I had to throw them away because they were not wearable any longer. But then I want to know who says you can’t take a rabbit camping? I have certainly taking all my bunnies places where I was not supposed to take them. Some of the few places me and the bunnies have ended up: hospital, nursing home, jail, elementary school, grocery shopping, driving a tractor, and county courthouse. Okay I admit that I really should not of taken the bunnies to some have the places but hey it was fun and they really enjoyed eating fresh lettuce.
You can’t bring a rabbit camping. That’s what eleven-year-old Drew Montgomery’s grandparents say when his annoying little sister wants to bring their pet rabbit, Tiny, along on the trip. And Drew agrees. It’s bad enough that he will miss the release of the coolest video game of the year while he’s stuck in a cramped travel trailer for a week with his grandparents and sister. But Tiny is certain to cause trouble. Plus there are bears and eagles in the woods. And what if Tiny gets lost?
But Libby smuggles the rabbit into the trailer anyway. Now Drew’s got to keep Tiny out of trouble. And that’s not easy to do with Libby always letting him out of the cage and a pair of rabbit-hating bullies ready to let their dog chomp him if he gets too close.
Top it off with never-ending rain, bloodthirsty mosquitos, a broken toilet, stinky outhouses, angry squirrels, terrible food, and an eye-gougingly boring “schedule of activities.” Drew is about ready to take the rabbit and hitchhike home before disaster really strikes.
- Print Length: 254 pages
- Genre: Intermediate Readers, Animals, Rabbits
- Publisher: Tangled Oak Press
- Publication Date: September 9, 2015
About the author:
Rachel Elizabeth Cole writes a mix of genres, from heartfelt to humourous–but her favourite will always be middle grade fiction. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines both online and in print, including Cahoots, Literary Mama, and Flashquake.
When she’s not writing, Rachel works as a graphic designer specializing in book covers. She enjoys refurbishing old furniture rescued from thrift shops and garage sales, puttering in the garden despite her lack of green thumbs, carving down the local mountains on her snowboard, or shouting at the TV during Hockey Night in Canada. Her favourite season is autumn, she prefers tea to coffee, and wishes every morning began at ten a.m.
Born on Vancouver Island, she’s had a life-long love affair with its rugged coasts and windswept beaches. Many of her stories are set there. She hopes to return to ‘the Island’ one day, but for now she lives just outside Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, their two sons, and two very spoiled house rabbits.