As promised, The Black Rabbit is ready to read.
It’s about the friendship between the black rabbit, and Shiro, the white rabbit. Shiro is Japanese for ‘white’.
Shiro has a swimming race with a river otter, Yorokobi. Yorokobi is Japanese for ‘joy’.
A tanuki, or Japanese Raccoon Dog, starts the race.
She also has a nut-gathering competition with Isogashi, the squirrel. Isogashi is Japanese for ‘busy’.
Shiro’s brush with Fukuro the owl is fraught with danger. Fukuro is Japanese for ‘owl’. (Such a cool word!)
But ultimately, it is the black rabbit who helps Shiro find what she is looking for.
I hope you’ll enjoy The Black Rabbit.
Oh, and – usagi is Japanese for ‘rabbit’.