My Easter Present 1951

As a little girl, I Ioved music boxes and I loved bunny rabbits, so it was not at all surprising when my Dad came home with this unique little toy that I loved for many years. It was called RUBE Rhythm Rabbit Music Box by Mattel. It was a wind up and as you would wind it, the bunny would dance a jig atop the square platform of the music box. I remember the song for mine was "Sidewalks of New York." I doubt there are many of these little music boxes still in existence, especially in one piece. After all, children can be very hard on toys, even if they cherish them.

The picture here was one I found some years back when I was searching for this toy so I could buy it, but it was apparently already sold--much to my dismay.