Hey! It’s Sasha again. I hope you’ve been enjoying my personalized letters. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, take a look at the subscribe page here on Rose’s website. Yup! I love writing letters to children, and if you want me to start writing to your child, too, just let me know via the form on the subscribe page.
Easy peazy lemon squeazy!
Rose has written a series of books that help children who are teased about the shape or color of their teeth. She wrote these books so that children who have these various issues can feel secure in the knowing that they are only temporary issues, and part of growing-up for many. The series is called ‘Don’t Tease me About my Teeth!’, and you can view it here on her website, too.
One of my favorite in the series is Rachael and Ricky the Rabbit. I love rabbits – they’re always helpful and let us fairies ride on their backs! Although, we do have to ask them kindly at Easter-time to not hide too many candies for kids! Hah!
Rachael and Ricky the Rabbit is the second story in Rose’s ‘Don’t Tease me About my Teeth!’ series. Rachael has a rabbit, Ricky, for a friend on her farm. At school Rachael is teased for having front teeth that are larger than her others. Ricky, the rabbit, compares his teeth with hers then tells her she’s not to worry; her front teeth are her adult teeth which are naturally larger than her baby ones. Soon her baby teeth will fall out and the adult ones will all be the right size. Rachael sings a special song as she brushes and flosses each night, and also goes on to help another girl who is being teased in her class. Finally she tells the bully boy that he’d better be able to take what he gives, because his teeth are growing the same way!
Well, I thought it might be fun to share some fun facts about rabbits with you!
1 – Rabbits can grow to weigh twenty-two pounds or ten kilograms.
2 – They build very sophisticated tunnels that keep them safe, while allowing enough oxygen through to each den.
3 – Although we think rabbits can live off carrots, they actually need leafy veggies to grow. Carrots are more of a treat, not really a staple diet.
4 – Baby rabbits are known as kittens! Yeah – that confused me, too!
5 – A mother rabbit (called a ‘doe’) can have as many as twelve kittens (baby rabbits) at one time.
6 – When a rabbit is happy it will perform a series of short little hops, then seem to twist in mid-air. This is their way of expressing happiness, and the action is known as a ‘binky’.
7 – (Here’s a weird one) rabbits eat their own poop as part of their diet! This is because their poop is usually highly concentrated in nutrients, and eating what they took in once a second time is healthy for them, and ensures nothing goes to waste.
8 – A rabbit’s vision covers 360-degrees all the way around them. This is why it is almost impossible to sneak-up on a rabbit!
9 – Rabbits’ teeth grow up to five-inches per year. But because they eat a lot of ‘tough’ food they wear down. This is why it’s important for you to feed your pet rabbit tough foods; otherwise their teeth will grow too long and never wear down.
10 – Rabbits don’t mind being teased about their teeth – neither should you!
We hope you’ve enjoyed the blog today! If you have a pet rabbit of your own, we’d really love to see some pictures of him or her. You can drop us a line via the subscribe page on Rose’s website and we’ll happily reply!
Until next time stay magical,
and never stop shining!
Rachael and Ricky the Rabbit