In May of this year we brought you the sad news that author Judith Kerr had died, aged 95. Kerr was a prolific author who never retired, and while she was best known for books such as the Mog series, and The Tiger Who Came to Tea, she wrote many children’s books.
At the time of her death, Kerr had just completed The Curse of the School Rabbit and that has just been released in hardback in the UK, and will be out on February 4th 2020 in the US with pre-orders available now.
In addition to that, today we have heard the news that the Audible audiobook version of the book is read by David Walliams! The audiobook is released on 25th July in the UK, and in February in the US.
The book was completed just before the author’s death and is described by publishers HarperCollins as “a hilarious and touching new storybook for young readers, exquisitely illustrated in black and white”.
Here’s what the Amazon blurb has to say:
It all started with the school rabbit…
Snowflake is the school rabbit, and Snowflake is TROUBLE.
At least that’s what Tommy thinks, and when Snowflake is unexpectedly left for him to look after and EVERYTHING starts to go wrong, it looks like Tommy might be right. Even if he is getting more pocket money for feeding it and might be able to afford a new bike after all…
And with a sick sister left in bed, a snobby actor left with suspiciously damp trousers, and no rabbit anywhere to be seen, Tommy can see his hopes of a new bike disappearing as fast as Snowflake.
Will Snowflake turn up, and turn out to be more good luck than bad? Or are Tommy and his family DOOMED by the curse of the school rabbit?
A fantastically funny and exquisitely illustrated new young fiction title from the iconic Judith Kerr, this is the perfect story for boys and girls of six plus to read alone or with their family.
It’s sad to think that this will be the final Judith Kerr book ever released, it really is the end of an era.