Mr Bunnsy Has An Adventure
Mr Bunnsy Has An Adventure was a "stupid book for ickle kids" according to Malicia Grim, which failed to have any social sub-texts or commentary, but did have animals dressed in human clothes and "everything was so nice and cosy it makes you absolutely sick". It starred Mr Bunnsy and his friends Ratty Rupert, Olly the Snake and so on.
For the rats of The Clan, especially Dangerous Beans and Peaches, Mr Bunnsy was their spiritual guidance: a vision of utopia where rats and humans could live in harmony, where traps weren't put down and poison wasn't laid. When Dangerous Beans and Peaches overheard Malicia's comments it was too much to bear, but they realised that a happy medium could exist, between the childishness of the book and the harmonious existence of its message. The outcome is there for all to see in Bad Blintz.
Mr Bunnsy is parody of all Roundworld children's books that have anthropomorphised animals that wear clothes, talk and generally act like furry humans. While Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit series might be the obvious inspiration, it's not nearly as childish as Mr Bunnsy. Nor is The Wind in the Willows, a book known to have been one of the first beloved by Pratchett. Children's author Alison Baker, in her blog "Nerds in Space", suggests a more likely culprit to be Alison Uttley's Little Grey Rabbit books. These were first published in the 1930s, and according to Baker are "as twee and repetitive as Malicia Grim found Mr Bunnsy."