'Pookie' by Ivy Wallace was one of my favourite favourite ever books when I was little. I just thought that a rabbit with wings was such a great idea! Or such a nice idea at least. Probably not very practical! I love the way Pookie is drawn though, so that the bottom half of his body is kind of ball-like. I think he is one of the best stylized rabbits in kids books ever!
Pookie lives in Bluebell wood where there are lots of fairies and elves and other animals and one day (before his wings grow big and are just tiny flimsy things) he sets out to seek his fortune. Eventually he meets a girl who takes him in and looks after him and his wings blossom and he is happy. And then he continues to go on adventures!
This picture ^ is from 'Pookie Puts the World Right,' where he tells Winter to go away because he is mean and destructive. Then he has to go on a mission to find Winter and apologize because he realises that nature can't function properly without one of the seasons.
Among his adventures Pookie takes a trip to the seaside in one book...
Goes to Wonderland...
And gets captured by the circus. (I think this one was my very favourite)
Does anyone else remember these books? I found them totally entrancing!