Hector the house rabbit introduces the Three Secrets of Success to the wild rabbits of Hampton Court
Fairy tales provide magical problem-solvers; they pop in when intervention is required and pop out again having administered a spoonful of good sense. In reality, there is no greater magic than the friendship and support of your tribe or pack.  How do you make and keep friends in your new place?  Why, you need the ‘Hector’s Three Secrets of Success’ which are - always join in, play nicely, and most importantly, always tell an adult if there is trouble.  It’s just common sense!  Whether split between two families, or off to a new school, it is comforting to know that with the right attitude and some good advice you can cope with whatever adventure comes your way.
Hector the house rabbit uses the three secrets of success to solve a problem
Nannie of Hampton Court WarrenLittle Bertie and the bully
Nannie of Hampton Court WarrenBertie Hampton has a problem
Hector the house rabbit introduces the 3 secrets of success to the Coneys of Pinecone Club at Hampton Court Warren
Hector the house rabbit introduces the 3 secrets of success to the Coneys of Pinecone Club at Hampton Court Warren

“There is so much to learn in the wild,” said Hector, “about berries and stars and digging, it’s so much fun!  I hope I can come back and earn some badges.”
“So do I, my dear,” agreed Nannie, and she kissed him on the forehead.  Which reminded Hector about poor Bertie.  So he asked Nannie why wild rabbits don’t learn the three secrets of success.
“I have never heard of those,” said Nannie, “what are they?”
Hector recited the three secrets for her…

Then he told her about Bertie and the Bully.

Nannie listened very carefully, and when she had heard the whole sorry tale she said, “we wild rabbits never have to send our children away, but perhaps we should all learn your three secrets.

Hector goes wild - Jo Rutherford 2010

Hector the house rabbit goes wildHector's Midsummer Madness
Hector goes wild -  a children's book

Hector's midsummer madness -

a children's book

Rabbit holes
Young rabbits at play
Hector goes wild at Hampton Court

Hector goes wild at Hampton Court

Hector is a happy house rabbit until Foxy chases him through the hedge and into the wild where he is saved by the wild rabbits of Hampton Court.

Hampton Court Palace in the moonlight
Hampton Court Palace in the moonlight
the golden statue of Diana comes to life

The King's Beasts and the Fountain of Diana at Hampton Court on Midsummer's Eve

Across the Park moonlight danced and glinted on a golden statue above a silvery pond.
“That is the Fountain of Diana,” whispered Tom, “the Goddess and Protector of the Moon and the Creatures of the Wild.  All the statues in Hampton Court are magical.   And they do say that when an animal is in danger Diana’s statue comes to life, and darts like a streak of lightning through the trees, to raise the alarm.”

Hector goes Wild!Hector Midsummer Madness
Hector and the wild rabbits of Hampton Court
Hector and the Coneys go wild at Hampton court
Pine Cone Club badges
A complete entertaining educational tool for young children