Using alternate cutaway pages, Maris tells the simplest of stories for the youngest children. Finding his hutch door open, Rabbit hops out and--followed by two amiable-looking dogs and a cat--passes through a length of pipe and considers joining the ducks in their house before being lured by a carrot and returned safely to his own home. Maris sketches and colors these scenes with his usual assurance and delicacy; in addition to the satisfying surprise of each well-designed half-page turn, there are scores of entrancing details, including a medley of wild creatures that might be found in an English garden--a hedgehog, mice, birds, snails, and an assortment of insects. From the lovely garden flowers to the rabbit himself, everything contributes nicely to the design and to the minidrama. A charmer.