Stories About Rabbits

Stories About Rabbits

Have you ever felt the flutter of tiny hearts longing for another bedtime story? Yearning for a magical realm, filled with the frisky hops of endearing rabbits and adventurous tales of their lives? Look no further! We’ve put together the ultimate collection of the top 33 stories about rabbits to read online, curated especially for your little ones’ story time.

This collection is a fantastic resource for children of all ages – from preschoolers to elementary school students – who enjoy captivating stories woven around our furry friends. Each story, both short and longer, features fun adventures that make learning English a delightful journey. The stories are also ideal to tell during bedtime, transforming night time into a magical narrative expedition filled with lively rabbits.

If you’re a parent or an educator, these stories offer a wonderful opportunity to infuse moral learning through enjoyable narratives. They are also perfect for kindergarten classrooms and early learning environments where kids can follow along with the easy-to-understand text.

Additionally, we understand the importance of visual learning, which is why every story in this collection comes with engaging pictures. These vivid illustrations provide a colorful backdrop to the tales, amplifying the reading experience for children.

The best part is – every story is available for free online, and you can download them as a printable pdf. Whether you wish to create a tangible storybook or want to read aloud directly from your device, these stories are perfectly suited for your needs.

From classic fairy tales to good old-fashioned fables and from famous narratives to lesser-known gems, this comprehensive list includes a varied assortment for a diverse reading experience. So, whether your kids prefer listening to an audio story or reading a classic rabbit fairy tale before sleep, we’ve got you covered.

This wonderful selection is guaranteed to make bedtime reading an exciting, educational experience for your children. So, gather your eager little listeners for a fun-filled story time, and dive into the world of these charming rabbit tales. Download this collection today, and embark on a memorable narrative journey with your kids. The magical world of rabbits awaits you!

Top 33 Rabbit Stories For Kids

  1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit follows the mischievous adventures of four little rabbits named Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Living with their mother under a fir-tree, the rabbits are warned not to enter Mr. McGregor’s garden due to the fate of their father, who ended up in a pie. While the obedient siblings go to gather blackberries, Peter disobeys and sneaks into the forbidden garden. He indulges in various vegetables but faces danger when Mr. McGregor chases him. Peter narrowly escapes, losing his jacket in the process, and seeks refuge in a tool-shed. After a series of close calls, Peter finally finds his way home, exhausted and facing the consequences of his disobedience. Meanwhile, his siblings enjoy a peaceful supper of bread, milk, and blackberries.
  2. Uncle Wiggily At The Seashore: Digging for Gold at the Seashore” tells the story of Uncle Wiggily, an old gentleman rabbit, who sets out to find his fortune after narrowly escaping a black bear. He joins a group of children heading to the seashore and decides to search for buried treasure in the sand. With the help of a grasshopper and a little girl’s shovel, Uncle Wiggily digs a hole but only finds water. As he continues his search, a crab appears and pinches his tail, demanding cheese as payment for digging on its beach. Just as things seem dire, a big wave comes to Uncle Wiggily’s rescue, washing away the crab and allowing him to escape unharmed, although without any gold.
  3. Uncle Wiggily And The Freckled Girl: follows Uncle Wiggily, a kind bunny gentleman, as he encounters a girl who is upset about her freckles. Uncle Wiggily sets out to help her and seeks assistance from a pair of birds with speckled eggs. Through a clever plan, Uncle Wiggily leads the girl to the birds’ nest, where she discovers the beauty of the speckled eggs, similar to her freckles. Witnessing the girl’s realization, Uncle Wiggily brings joy to her heart, teaching her to appreciate her unique features. As the girl embraces her freckles, she discards her mirror and finds happiness in her newfound perspective.
  4. The Little King’s Rabbits follows the little king’s search for his missing pet rabbits. Despite the efforts of the court, soldiers, hunters, and even the servants, the rabbits remained elusive. It was Peggy, the gardener’s daughter, who discovered a hole in the fence and followed rabbit footprints to a green lane and an old woman’s cabbage patch, where she found the rabbits happily munching on cabbage leaves. Delighted by her discovery, the little king offered Peggy anything she desired, and she humbly asked for a white rabbit of her own. Graciously, the little king gifted her with two rabbits.
  5. The Hare And The Tortoise: tells the story of a hare and a tortoise who decide to have a race. The hare, confident in his speed, underestimates the tortoise’s determination and decides to take a nap during the race. Meanwhile, the tortoise continues to steadily move forward, eventually reaching the finish line before the hare wakes up. The story teaches the lesson that slow and steady progress can often lead to success.
  6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland begins with Alice sitting on a riverbank, bored and longing for a book with pictures. Suddenly, a white rabbit with a watch appears and rushes past Alice, muttering about being late. Intrigued, Alice follows the rabbit down a rabbit hole and finds herself falling into a deep well. As she descends, she notices shelves of books and maps along the walls. Eventually, she lands safely and discovers a long hall with locked doors. After finding a small key, she opens a tiny door leading to a garden but realizes she’s too large to fit through. Alice then comes across a bottle labeled “Drink me,” and after checking for any warning signs, she drinks from it and shrinks to a height suitable for passing through the door. However, she realizes she left the key behind on a stand that she can no longer reach. Thankfully, she finds a cake marked “Eat me” and consumes it, hoping it will reverse her size change.
  7. The Velveteen Rabbit tells the heartwarming story of a stuffed rabbit who longs to become real. Initially, he is adored by a young boy, but as time passes, he is forgotten and relegated to the toy cupboard. The wise old Horse in the nursery explains that becoming real is about being loved by a child for a long time. Eventually, the Rabbit’s time comes when the boy falls ill, and the Rabbit remains by his side, bringing comfort and love. After the boy recovers, the Rabbit is mistakenly thrown away and left in the garden. In a moment of despair, a tear falls from the Rabbit’s eye, and a fairy appears, turning him into a real rabbit. Reunited with the boy in the woods, the Rabbit is now truly real, a testament to the power of love and the magic of being cherished.
  8. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies follows the story of Benjamin Bunny, who marries his cousin Flopsy, and they have a lively and careless family known as the Flopsy Bunnies. To feed their large brood, Benjamin sometimes borrows cabbages from his brother-in-law, Peter Rabbit. On one occasion, when there are no cabbages available, the Flopsy Bunnies venture to Mr. McGregor’s garden rubbish heap and find a feast of overgrown lettuces. The lettuces have a soporific effect, causing the bunnies to fall into a deep slumber. Benjamin remains somewhat awake and encounters Thomasina Tittlemouse, a woodmouse. Suddenly, Mr. McGregor unknowingly covers the sleeping bunnies with lawn mowings and captures them in a sack. Eventually, with the help of Thomasina, the bunnies are rescued, replaced with vegetable marrows, and the cunning Mrs. McGregor is deceived. The story ends with Thomasina receiving rabbit wool as a Christmas present, while Mr. McGregor’s plans are foiled. 
  9. Uncle Wiggily and the Camping Boys tells the story of Uncle Wiggily and Baby Bunty, a lively little rabbit girl. Baby Bunty discovers a group of boys camping in the woods and becomes worried that they might harm her or Uncle Wiggily. Uncle Wiggily decides to investigate and finds that the boys are inexperienced campers, struggling with the rainwater accumulating around their tent. With the help of animal friends, including the beaver boys and Grandpa Whackum, Uncle Wiggily digs a ditch to drain the water and prevent the boys from getting wet. The boys are grateful but unaware of who helped them. The story highlights the boys’ kindness toward animals and Uncle Wiggily’s willingness to help those in need.
  10. Cilla And The Dwarf tells the story of a king’s daughter who is pursued by suitors, including an ugly dwarf with a long nose. When the princess refuses his advances, the dwarf becomes angry and vows to have her. On the day of the wedding, the princess mysteriously disappears, and the prince offers a reward for her return. Cilla, a kind-hearted kitchen-maid who loves the princess, seeks the help of a witch and receives a magical bean. She sets out to find the princess and eventually discovers a rock with a hidden door. Inside, she confronts the dwarf, twists his nose, and transforms him into a toad. Cilla finds the princess in the form of a rabbit and gives her the bean, restoring her to her true self. They escape, and Cilla is rewarded with a cottage near the palace, where she lives happily ever after.
  11. Why Rabbits Have Short Tails is a story about Bunny Rabbit and his curious question about why rabbits have long ears and short tails. His grandfather tells him a tale from long ago, about a rabbit named Short Ears who had a long tail and short ears. One day, Short Ears was chased by Mr. Dog and his long tail got stuck in the door, forcing him to break it off to escape. As a result, his tail became a little stub. Short Ears learned to appreciate his new tail because it saved him from Mr. Dog, and from that day on, all rabbits in the family had short tails and long ears. Bunny Rabbit realizes that he is better off with his current features and decides not to wish for a change.
  12. Uncle Wiggily and the Watering Hose: is a story about Uncle Wiggily Longears, the rabbit gentleman, and his quest to bring rain to Animal Land during a hot and dry spell. Determined to save Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy’s garden and ensure the availability of strawberries for shortcake, Uncle Wiggily sets off in his airship to find rain in the clouds. However, he discovers that the clouds are dry. On his way back down, he encounters Jackie and Peetie Bow Wow, who are using a watering hose to revive their own garden. Uncle Wiggily realizes that the hose can serve as a substitute for rain and decides to get one for Nurse Jane’s garden. With the hose, he waters the plants and even helps a tired ice-wagon horse by cooling him off. Ultimately, kindness and resourcefulness prevail, bringing relief to the animals in Animal Land.
  13. Uncle Wiggily And The Campfire: tells the story of Uncle Wiggily Longears, the rabbit gentleman, and his encounter with a friendly cat while seeking his fortune. After escaping a prickly berry bush, Uncle Wiggily explores various places but finds no fortune until he discovers a tin bank of pennies in a bark house. Mistakenly thinking it abandoned, he puts the bank back when the cat claims it as hers. Grateful for his honesty, the cat decides to accompany Uncle Wiggily to help him find his fortune. As they venture into the woods, darkness falls, and they camp for the night. However, they are awakened by the approaching wushky-woshky, a dangerous creature. Quick-thinking Uncle Wiggily lights a campfire, scaring the wushky-woshky away. With the fire protecting them, the rabbit and the cat continue their journey, encountering further adventures along the way.
  14. Uncle Wiggily’s Picnic: tells the story of Uncle Wiggily and his animal friends who go on a picnic in the woods. Just as they are about to enjoy their lunch, it starts to rain. The animal children take cover, and their lunches remain dry. Meanwhile, on the other side of the woods, a group of real children’s picnic is ruined by the rain. Uncle Wiggily and his friends come up with a plan to help the real children. They make birch bark baskets filled with leftover food, and the animal children climb trees to lower the baskets to the real children’s picnic site. The real children believe the baskets are left by fairies and enjoy the unexpected feast. Both the animal and real children have a wonderful time, thanks to Uncle Wiggily’s thoughtful gesture.
  15. The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny: follows the adventure of little Benjamin Bunny, who sets off to visit his relatives in the wood behind Mr. McGregor’s garden. Benjamin’s aunt and cousins live in neat rabbit holes, and he finds his cousin Peter dressed in a red cotton pocket-handkerchief. Peter explains that his clothes were taken by the scarecrow in Mr. McGregor’s garden, and Benjamin reassures him that it’s safe to retrieve them. The two rabbits go to the garden, where they encounter obstacles and mishaps, but eventually recover Peter’s clothes and fill the pocket-handkerchief with onions as a gift for Benjamin’s aunt. They find themselves in a precarious situation when they encounter a cat, but Benjamin’s father comes to their rescue and leads them safely back home.
  16. Winnie The Pooh: Stuck At Rabbit’s House: Pooh Bear goes for a walk in the forest and comes across a hole. He assumes it’s Rabbit’s house and calls out, but Rabbit insists that nobody is home. Confused, Pooh tries to enter the hole but gets stuck. Rabbit fetches Christopher Robin for help, and they attempt to pull Pooh out but fail. They decide to wait for Pooh to get thin again, reading him Sustaining Books in the meantime. After a week, they successfully free Pooh, and he continues his walk through the forest, accompanied by the loving words of Christopher Robin.
  17. Uncle Wiggily And The Lemonade Stand: Uncle Wiggily takes a ride in his airship on a hot day to get honey for Nurse Jane. Meanwhile, the squirrel boys, Billie and Johnnie, set up a lemonade stand but discover that someone has stolen their sugar. They decide to sell sour lemonade instead, but no one wants to buy it. When Uncle Wiggily stops by, he sweetens the lemonade with honey, making it delicious. The squirrel boys sell the sweetened lemonade and make enough money to buy ice cream cones, grateful to Uncle Wiggily for his help.
  18. Uncle Wiggily and the Watermelon, Uncle Wiggily encounters a green football-shaped object on top of a hill and mistakes it for a football. He decides to wait for it to ripen before kicking it. The grasshopper corrects him, revealing that it is actually a watermelon. They cut it open and enjoy the sweet, juicy fruit. However, their feast is interrupted by a bear. To protect Uncle Wiggily, the grasshopper suggests he hide inside the hollowed watermelon. The bear arrives, but the grasshopper rolls the melon down the hill, saving the rabbit from being discovered. The bear is hit by the melon and flees, thinking he has been injured. Uncle Wiggily escapes unharmed and continues his journey with the grasshopper.
  19. Uncle Wiggily And The July Bug, Uncle Wiggily and the white cat decide to have a picnic. However, they wish they had more friends to join them. Just then, a July bug, who is often left out by the June bugs, offers to invite all of Uncle Wiggily’s friends. The bug flies swiftly to deliver the invitations, and soon, all the animal friends arrive. They enjoy a delightful picnic with food provided by a kind old monkey in the woods. The July bug’s bravery saves everyone from two bad foxes who try to attack them. As the picnic comes to an end, Uncle Wiggily prepares to continue his travels the following day.
  20. How The Tiger Got His Stripes: a tiger owns a farm and seeks a workman to clear the land. Several animals try and fail, including the monkey, goat, and armadillo. Finally, the small but diligent rabbit applies for the position and proves to be an excellent worker. When the tiger goes away, the rabbit takes the opportunity to claim the ox promised as payment, but the tiger tricks him and consumes the entire ox. The rabbit, angry and seeking revenge, convinces the tiger that danger is approaching and constructs a stockade around him. The tiger begs for help from other animals, but they refuse. Eventually, the tiger breaks free from the stockade, but not without sustaining deep cuts that turn into stripes on his sides, which he carries to this day.
  21. The Rabbit’s Bride follows a woman and her daughter whose cabbage garden is repeatedly raided by a rabbit. The woman sends her daughter to drive away the rabbit, but the clever rabbit convinces the girl to come with him to his rabbit-hutch. On three separate occasions, the same scenario unfolds until finally the girl agrees to accompany the rabbit. Inside the hutch, the rabbit asks her to cook for the wedding guests, which turn out to be hares, a crow, and a fox. Despite the festivities, the girl is lonely and creates a straw figure to deceive the rabbit. When the rabbit realizes he has been tricked, he becomes sad and leaves.
  22. Mr. Fox Cuts The Cottontails revolves around Mr. Fox’s attempt to improve his reputation among the woodland animals by hosting a big dinner. He invites all the animals, including the Squirrels, Coons, Possums, Bears, and the Rabbit family. As night falls, the animals make their way to Mr. Fox’s house, except for Jimmie and Susie Cottontail who had eaten at the farm and were being chased by Mr. Dog. Seeking refuge, they inadvertently disrupt the dinner, causing everyone to scatter. The next day, Mr. Fox blames the Cottontails for the mishap, citing their short ears, visible tails, and lack of sense as the reasons for the trouble. Consequently, the Cottontails are excluded from future invitations due to their trails being easily followed by Mr. Dog.
  23. The Thrifty Squirrels centers around Mr. Squirrel and his family, who live in a cozy hollow oak tree. They are diligent in storing food for the winter and are well-prepared for the cold months. One evening, there is a knock at their door, and they welcome a shabby and hungry rabbit named Bimny. The Squirrel family provides him warmth and food, sharing their provisions generously. However, Bimny, being a wanderer and lacking prudence, cannot stay long and eventually leaves. As he struggles to find food and shelter, he realizes the value of prudence and wishes he had been more like the Squirrels. Though the Squirrels often think of him with sympathy, they never see Bimny again.
  24. Kanga And Baby Roo Come To The Forest, And Piglet Has A Bath follows the adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, and Christopher Robin in the Hundred Acre Wood. When Kanga and Baby Roo mysteriously appear in the forest, the friends gather to discuss the situation. Rabbit suggests hiding Baby Roo to play a trick on Kanga, but Piglet expresses concern about Kanga’s potential fierceness. Eventually, Rabbit and Piglet execute a plan to distract Kanga while Piglet pretends to be Roo. However, their plan backfires when Piglet is bathed and mistaken for Roo by Kanga. Christopher Robin intervenes and suggests naming Piglet Henry Pootel. In the end, Kanga and Roo stay in the forest, and the friends spend their Tuesdays together, happy once again.
  25. Uncle Wiggily Goes Berry Picking follows Uncle Wiggily, an old gentleman rabbit, and Kittie Kat as they search for Uncle Wiggily’s fortune. Along their journey, they encounter an old lady who appears to be a witch but is actually kind-hearted. She directs Uncle Wiggily to a hill where his fortune can be found. However, before embarking on their quest, Uncle Wiggily insists on helping the old lady gather berries for a pie. While picking berries, they are confronted by a savage wolf, but they are saved by a red monkey disguised as a berry bush. With the wolf scared away, they collect the berries and bring them back to the old lady, who bakes a delicious pie.
  26. How The Rabbit Lost His Tail: a jealous cat steals the long tail of a rabbit while he is asleep. Upon waking up and seeing the cat trying to attach the tail to herself, the rabbit offers to give her the tail in exchange for the knife she used. The rabbit sets off into the forest with the knife and encounters a man weaving baskets who asks to borrow the knife. Unfortunately, the knife breaks, but the man gives the rabbit a basket as compensation. The rabbit continues his journey and meets a woman picking lettuce, to whom he lends the basket. The basket breaks, but the rabbit receives some lettuce in return. Discovering the delicious taste of lettuce, the rabbit realizes that losing his tail is insignificant compared to the joy he finds in eating lettuce, and he no longer cares about having a long tail.
  27. Uncle Wiggily And The Crab, Uncle Wiggily encounters a slippery eel and shows him a shiny object he believes to be a diamond. The eel reveals it is actually glass and advises the rabbit to throw it away. Continuing his search for fortune, Uncle Wiggily comes across a card instructing him to dig, but he becomes trapped under a large stone. A wolf reveals himself as the one who set the trap and prepares to pounce on the rabbit. However, the horseshoe crab, disguised as a stone, offers a clever plan. Uncle Wiggily convinces the wolf to jump on the horseshoe crab instead of him, and the crab’s sharp tail tickles the wolf, causing him to flee in laughter. With the help of the horseshoe crab, Uncle Wiggily escapes the trap and continues his journey.
  28. The White Hare And The Crocodiles a clever hare on the island of Oki in Japan longs to cross over to the mainland of Inaba. Spotting a swimming crocodile, the hare hatches a plan to trick the reptile into becoming a bridge. The hare engages the crocodile in conversation and asks if it can gather enough crocodiles to form a bridge from the island to Inaba. The unsuspecting crocodile agrees and calls its companions. As the crocodile line forms, the hare playfully hops across their backs, counting them. Once on the mainland, the hare mocks the crocodiles and attempts to run away. Enraged, the crocodiles catch the hare, pull out all his fur, and leave him wounded on the beach. Passersby offer false remedies, causing the hare further pain. Eventually, a kind man, actually the fairy Okuni-nushi-no-Mikoto, appears and tells the hare the proper remedy. The hare follows his instructions, and his fur grows back, restoring him to health. The grateful hare realizes the man is a god and predicts his brothers will fail in their quest to marry a princess, while he will win her heart. The prophecy comes true, and Okuni-nushi-no-Mikoto marries the princess, while the hare becomes known as the “White Hare of Inaba.” The fate of the crocodiles remains unknown.
  29. The Hare And His Ears, the Lion, injured by the horns of a Goat he was eating, becomes furious and orders all animals with horns to leave his territory. The command creates panic among the creatures, and even the hornless Hare, driven by fear, decides to flee. During the restless night, the Hare has nightmares about the wrathful Lion. When the Hare emerges from his burrow the next morning and sees his long, pointed ears casting a shadow, he becomes terrified, convinced that the Lion will mistake them for horns. In haste, the Hare bids farewell to a neighbor and flees, fearing the consequences of the Lion’s mistaken perception.
  30. The Tale Of The Fierce, Bad Rabbit tells the story of a fierce and savage Rabbit who wants a carrot, but instead of asking politely, he snatches it from a gentle Rabbit. In the process, he scratches the good Rabbit and makes it feel sad. Later, a man with a gun mistakes the bad Rabbit for a funny bird and shoots at it. However, when he rushes to see his catch, he finds only the remains of the bad Rabbit’s tail and whiskers. Meanwhile, the good Rabbit peeks out of its hiding hole and witnesses the sight of the bad Rabbit fleeing without its tail or whiskers.
  31. The Easter Bunny’s Lost Chocolate Eggs: In the magical forest, the Easter Bunny faces a devastating mishap when he accidentally loses all the chocolate eggs he had gathered to hide for Easter. Distraught, he is comforted by a kind-hearted little boy who offers to help him find the lost eggs. Together, they embark on an adventure through the forest, encountering various animals and overcoming challenges to recover the eggs. With the help of their newfound animal friends, they successfully find all the eggs and restore the joy of Easter. The Easter Bunny and the little boy become close friends, continuing their annual tradition of hiding eggs and ensuring that Easter is celebrated with happiness in the magical forest.
  32. Uncle Wiggily’s Valentine: Uncle Wiggily, a bunny rabbit, is preparing a secret Valentine’s Day surprise for Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy, the muskrat lady housekeeper. As he works on his surprise, he hears a little girl crying in the woods. The girl is upset because she has no valentine to give her teacher. Uncle Wiggily decides to give the girl his own valentine and hops away, leaving her surprised and grateful. Meanwhile, he quickly makes another valentine for Nurse Jane, who appreciates the gesture. They then decide to celebrate by going to the movies. Uncle Wiggily’s act of kindness brings joy to the little girl and reminds everyone about the importance of sharing love and happiness on Valentine’s Day.
  33. Uncle Wiggily’s Christmas: On a cold December day, Uncle Wiggily braves the snowy weather to go shopping with Grandfather Goosey Gander. As he passes by his animal friends’ homes, they excitedly talk about Christmas preparations. Along the way, Uncle Wiggily overhears two boys discussing how their soot-filled chimneys might prevent Santa Claus from visiting. Inspired, he calls upon his crow friends and asks them to deliver presents through the chimneys. Uncle Wiggily gathers gifts from his woodland friends, and the crows stealthily fly into the homes of the boys and other children, leaving surprises on Christmas Eve. The next morning, the children wake up to unexpected presents, and joyous cries of “Merry Christmas” fill the air. Uncle Wiggily’s kind gesture ensures that Christmas reaches everyone, spreading happiness and goodwill throughout the land.

In conclusion, our impressive collection of the top 33 rabbit stories to read online is more than just a compilation of entertaining tales. It is an adventure that can educate, inspire, and stimulate your child’s imagination, reinforcing the joy of learning through narrative experiences. From the most famous classics to the lesser-known gems, each story is a journey into the delightful world of rabbits, offering unforgettable life lessons, laughter, and a wonderful bonding opportunity for your family. Whether you choose to read aloud at story time, listen to the audio version on a lazy afternoon, or engage in an immersive reading experience just before sleep, these stories have a charm that transcends time and age. With their easy language, moral lessons, and captivating illustrations, they can make reading a cherished habit for your children. So, go ahead and download the printable PDFs of these tales, and embark on a magical, educational journey with your young ones that they will fondly remember for years to come. Remember, the world is full of stories, and every rabbit has a tale to tell.