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Hare B&B

by (author) Bill Richardson

illustrated by Bill Pechet

Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides
Initial publish date
Mar 2024
Humorous Stories, Rabbits, Siblings
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2024
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


After her parents are duped by a coyote who is a master of disguise, Harriet (“Harry” for short) and her seven younger siblings are left to fend for themselves. Their only resource is their parents’ now-empty bedroom, so Harry and her brothers and sisters open a “hare bed and breakfast.” It is a great success. Then, the coyote comes calling again and learns that revenge is a dish best served as breakfast.

Award-winning author Bill Richardson and acclaimed artist Bill Pechet join forces in this charming and hilarious tale about self-reliant young hares and a coyote who gets her comeuppance.

About the authors

Bill Richardson is known across the country as the host of Richardson’s Round-up, heard daily on CBC Radio One. A writer, broadcaster and raconteur, Richardson originally wrote about the goings-on of Hector, Virgil, and company for broadcast on CBC Radio’s Gabereau. He has published eight books, including two sequels to Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast: Bachelor Brothers’ Bedside Companion and Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book. Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast, was the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. A frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines, Richardson makes frequent public appearances reading poetry, narrating musical works, giving keynote speeches, and signing books. He lives in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bill Richardson's profile page

Bill Pechet is an artist and designer whose work explores the spaces between art, architecture, public space, and landscape. His Vancouver studio has created cemeteries, memorials, public art, plazas, lighting, street furnishings, exhibitions, stage sets, and houses. In 2006, under the banner of Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture, Bill and his partner represented Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. He has illustrated several books, including Waiting for Gertrude and The Lady From Kent. He lives in Vancouver.

Bill Pechet's profile page


  • Short-listed, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
  • Commended, The Globe 100
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

Hare B&B lives up to its punning title's promise of fun.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Richardson’s witty wordplay might be the hook here, but readers will want to stick around for the satisfying molasses-and-feathering.”

The Globe and Mail

“In this latest offering from highly-acclaimed author Bill Richardson, sly humour and subtle whimsy result in an offbeat tale of family love, hotel hijinks and crises averted (with molasses and feathers, no less).”

Atlantic Books Today

“An amusing and very relevant cautionary tale.”


“A little dark, a whole lot of clever and completely charming.”

CanLit for LittleCanadians

“A reader’s first impression of “Hare B&B” is of how beautifully and insightfully integrated the words and pictures are. Even on the cover and the immediate inside pages the illustrations, playfully sketch-y and delicately coloured — are full of detail and underscore the joyful resilience of the story (its wordplay kicking off with the title). And what a story — it holds excellent life lessons and standards in a lightly “Series of Unfortunate Events” tenor.”

The Telegram

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