On a “dark, bitter night”, somewhere in the borderlands between Wales and Shropshire in England, a wizard is sitting snugly by his fire in his cottage with his elderly Spanish rabbit companion, Conejo. Being a thoroughly modern magician, the wizard starts up his Skype connection.
Via his computer, the wizard starts a conversation with Angel and her two human friends, hundreds of miles away… They ask for a story; and he tells them the tale of a young, carefree bunny called Rahh. Rahh loves his simple life in the woods with his friends and family. And then, one day, a mysterious golden light starts to glow in the woods…the light of Golden Rabbit, who shares her wisdom willingly to help Rahh navigate the tasks and trials ahead. Rahh soon discovers that he is more than just a bunny; he is a very special rabbit indeed.
Is this a children’s story for grown-ups, or a grown-up story for children, or a bit of both? You decide….if you like myths and fairy-tales you’ll enjoy this tale; if you need a slightly different approach to mindfulness or pathworking, you’ll like it; if you know someone who’d like a little bit of help accessing their inner child, or building up their confidence, or finding their true voice, or working out where they might fit in to the bigger picture, this book would be a great resource. It has some great moral messages, and throughout the whole story the nature imagery is quite lovely.
It’s very, very charming and the characters are quirky and extremely sweet and funny. When I wasn’t laughing, I was smiling very loudly. There are some serious elements too, though – after all, this does take in the journey of life. All in all, Golden Rabbit has some great ways of looking at, and coping with, life. Definitely one to come back to!