Former University of Newcastle student Meg Blackburn has put together the story in a bid to inform children about the COVID-19 pandemic in a way they could understand.
Titled The Spotty Socked Lops, the book begins as Bes and Bean realise the world has come to a stop, so they set out on a mission to uncover why.
The bunnies visit different landmarks in Newcastle, including the foreshore and Newcastle Beach.
Only these popular spots seem a little unusual – they no longer house large crowds, with not even a single soul to be found.
By the end of the book, the ‘splendid team’ realise it would have been safer to stay at home and they call on readers to help make a positive impact during a year that has been a “wrecking ball of fear”.
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