Rhyming text describes how various mishaps reduce ten little bunnies down to one. The tale begins with 10 plump, stuffed-animal-like rabbits; each wears or carries a distinguishing item, e.g., a necklace or skates. Individuals or not, nine of these rodents are thoroughly foolhardy, and as they heedlessly hop along, they vanish one by one. The first falls off a wall, another is carried off by a witch, yet another fatally interrupts a bear. The last bunny waves a wand and magically resurrects his nine friends.