Bean, who is a small rabbit, has grown big enough to do many brave and difficult things on her own. But she’s certain that she will never be big enough to give up her comfort blanket, which she calls ‘Cloth’. Her parents suggest she should try to do things without Cloth, and her brother says cloths are for babies. Bean hatches a plot to hide Cloth, so that she will be able to keep it forever. She searches for a suitable place for Cloth where none of the other animals will find it, and finally finds a hollow log covered in brambles. Bedtime approaches and Bean is missing Cloth. She searches high and low but the wood looks different at night and she just can’t find it. Back at home, her family console her with bedtime stories, hot milk and teddy bears. Her first few nights without Cloth are difficult, but she gradually gets used to not having it around. Her search for Cloth slowly turns into a search for other interesting things in the wood, such as four-leaf clovers and dens, until she forgets all about Cloth. Then one spring day she notices a baby fox cuddled up with her old friend Cloth, and realises she really was much too big for it after all. Layn Marlow’s beautiful illustrations skilfully reveal the emotions that the young rabbit is struggling with.