Welcome to the second edition of Storyteller Sunday for 2011. Over the last few weeks, I have been thinking about what to write and it all came together when I visited my friend Sarah and her family. She has 2 children lil E and lil M. Lil E once she got over the intial shyness of not having seen Aunty Jo Jo for a while was playing and laughing quite happily.
Anyway, one of the books lil E wanted me to read was ''Little Grey Rabbit''. This had been one of my favourite books as a child and I still have my very worn copies of the 3 books I had. I read the story with her all about Little Grey Rabbit trying to save her friends from the wicked weasel and how she lost her tail in the process to Owl. I remember thinking as an adult how gruesome and cruel the story seemed yet E loved the story and it didnt seem to worry her at all. Amazing how we have such different perspectives on stories as we grow up. I always loved Grey Rabbit because she was a gr8 friend and cared for her friends Hare and Squirrel even if they were selfish. I always thought Owl was so wise he had the right answer to everything, even if he stole her tail. Incidentally Grey Rabbit does get it back again at a later date. I loved the pictures and the time spent with me as a child reading. I remember my mum reading to us as well from her weekly magazine the story of The Robin family. I got so excited every week waiting to hear what Roley Robin had been up to and we would snuggle up in bed together while mum read the weekly installment to us.