My Friend Rabbit

My Friend Rabbit

The front cover of the book My Friend Rabbit
Author Eric Rohmann
Illustrator Eric Rohmann
Cover artist Eric Rohmann
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Roaring Brook Press and Millbrook Press
Publication date
Pages 32 pages
ISBN 978-1-59643-080-8
Preceded by The Three Pigs
Followed by The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

My Friend Rabbit is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Published in 2002, the book is a lighthearted tale about the friendship between a mouse and a rabbit. Rohmann won the 2003 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations.[1] The book was adapted into an animated television series in 2007.


My friend Rabbit is a children’s picture book of 64 pages that teaches the readers especially to young children about toys, trouble and friendship. The illustration by Erich Rohmann’s third picture book is based upon the perfect vehicle for a simple, heartfelt tale about childhood.


The book begins when Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit play with his brand-new airplane, and trouble is not far behind. Rabbit tries to help Mouse with the problem he started by freeing the plane he trapped in the tree. In every try Rabbit does with freeing the airplane he always fails and causes a bigger problem. Rabbit finds different solutions for the problem and every attempt something always goes wrong. But Mouse as his friend stays by Rabbit’s side proving us readers the message of true friendship.

Television series

My Friend Rabbit
Genre Children's television series
Directed by Jason Groh
Voices of Peter Oldring
Richard Binsley.
Narrated by Richard Binsley
Composer(s) John Welsman
Country of origin Canada
No. of series 2
Executive producer(s) Eric Rohmann
Paul Robertson
Producer(s) Lan Lamon
Jamie Piekarz
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Nelvana Limited
Original network Treehouse TV
First shown in US
Original release October 4, 2007 (2007-10-04) – 2008 (2008)

NBC began airing an animated children's show based on the book in the Autumn of 2007. My Friend Rabbit is currently aired on Qubo, Treehouse TV, Playhouse Disney (UK & Ireland), and Disney Junior (Canada) and was awarded the Pulcinella Award for Best Preschool TV Series 2008, and the Alliance of Children's Television award for Best Preschool Series 2009. MY FRIEND RABBIT was Nominated for 3 Gemini awards for Best Direction (Jason Groh), Best Musical Scoring (John Welsman) and Best Screenwriting (Steve Westren). Steve Westren won the Gemini Award for Screenwriting.


Main Characters

The Gibble Goose Girls

A quartet of goslings that go and do everything together. They each have their own personality, but are almost never seen alone. When they talk, they tend to do it all at once: one girl will start a sentence, and each other girl will complete part of the sentence until they finish. Their names are Amber Gibble (Hannah Endicott-Douglas) Coral Gibble (Isabel de Carteret), Jade Gibble (Nissae Isen) and Pearl Gibble (Camden Angelis).

Double-length episodes

Double-length episodes feature the whole of two normal episodes. As of 2011, one double-length episode has aired so far, and it was titled " Ladybug Day".

صديقي الارنب

صديقي الارنب is the Arabic-dubbed version of it, and it was aired on Baraem TV.

Il Mio Amico Coniglio

The Italian language version of My Friend Rabbit is called Il Mio Amico Coniglio. It aired in Italy on Rai Yoyo.


  1. American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.

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Preceded by
The Three Pigs
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
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