It's not just a book about a bunch of stupid rabbits!
I always loved this book - and yes, I guess now that I look back, it may confuse some younger children; it's not really a children's book, IMO. But then, many of the books I read as a child were like that. That's what I liked about them - if I read them again, I figured out something else.
Speaking of Lapine, the language the rabbits speak, I still use the word "tharn" - it's a perfect word. It describes the way animals freeze when they're caught in car headlights, "going tharn."
This isn't one I'd want to see a miniseries about ... but then, I originally thought that about LOTR and the first Narnia book, so who knows.
Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog, heh. I loved the trick with the rubber nose.