Hare B&B by Bill Richardson, Illustrated by Bill Pechet

Hare B&B by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Bill Pechet, is a humorous story of a hare and its seven siblings, who run a bed and breakfast.

When a coyote in disguise fools their parents into letting him inside, the eight hare children become orphans and need a way to make money. They decide to open up a “Hare B&B”, renting out their late parents’ bedroom. Each hare takes on a task of cleaning, entertaining and catering to the needs of the guests. One night, a suspicious-looking guest arrives disguised as a rabbit. The hares are not convinced, and when they discover it is actually the coyote, they devise a plan to finally get revenge.

There are comical references and puns throughout the story such as the bird friends who “tweet” reviews and advertise, which make it an amusing read. The advice given from the oldest of the hares – which was essentially to encourage the younger hares to move forward and not fear the world based on one experience – is inspiring and applicable to the real world. With a great balance of drama and humour, Hare B&B offers entertainment for all readers

A former radio/television presenter, Bill Richardson writes for children and adults. His books include Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & BreakfastWaiting for GertrudeAfter Hamelin and The Alphabet Thief. Awards include the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Silver Birch Award, a BC Book Award, a Manitoba Book Award, and Outstanding Bandsman (Golden Gate Junior High School, 1969). He lives in Vancouver.

Bill Pechet is an artist and designer whose work explores the spaces between art, architecture, public space and landscape. His Vancouver studio has created cemeteries, memorials, public art, plazas, lighting, street furnishings, exhibitions, stage sets and houses. In 2006, under the banner of Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture, Bill and his partner represented Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. He has illustrated several books, including Waiting for Gertrude and The Lady From Kent. He lives in Vancouver.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Running the Goat (April 1 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 64 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1927917387
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1927917381

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Melanie is the Children's Book reviewer at The Miramichi Reader. She is a mother to two young children Adeline (5 years) and Harlow (3 years). She has a Bachelor of Health Science from Dalhousie University and previously worked as a Radiological Technologist before deciding to pursue a career in health insurance administration. She enjoys sewing, crafting, and going on adventures with her family. Having lived in all three maritime provinces, Melanie now raises her daughters with her husband in Moncton, NB.