274F: Wordless series of holiday books featuring rabbits

The books I have in mind are a series of wordless picture books that were probably published in the 80s or early 90s. While they weren’t graphic novels or comic books per say, the images were arranged in panels on each page and you’d “read” it by following the story from left to right, top to bottom. The stories centered on a family of rabbits (or I’m pretty sure they were rabbits, they might have been mice) and there were books for each holiday—the ones I remember most vividly was the Halloween book and the Valentine’s Day book. The rabbits were anthropomorphic and were shown putting on coats for fall, trick or treating in a neighborhood, and so on.

I can still picture the books in our elementary school library and so the author’s name must have come closer to the end of the alphabet, since I remember them being nearer to the end of the shelves—possibly in the R, S, T section?

6 thoughts on “274F: Wordless series of holiday books featuring rabbits

  1. sue

    The Brambly Hedge books?
    “Brambly Hedge is a series of illustrated children’s books by Jill Barklem, recounting the adventures of a community of self-sufficient mice who live together in the tranquil surroundings of the English countryside. The books, whose first titles were published in 1980, are written and illustrated by Barklem. The first four books follow a seasonal pattern of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Her latter four follow the adventures of The Secret Staircase, The High Hills, Sea Story and Poppy’s Babies.”

  2. Cate

    I think this is the series I’m looking for but i though it was bears. In the one I remember the it was following the little boy bear from waking up to going to bed. He went to school, went shopping with his mum etc.

  3. Anne

    Could it be ? Patrick buys a coat
    Patrick eats his dinner (hates peas)
    and two more – can’t find them right now – will look again
    Patrick is a little brown bear

  4. Patricia Hyatt

    There is a series of books by Bethany Roberts that includes “Halloween Mice”, “Fourth of July Mice”, “Christmas Mice” and probably more. This would fit in the area you were thinking of (the R’s). I believe these are still available published by Houghton Mifflin.


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