Mini Rabbit is prepared to travel far and wide when he and Mother Rabbit realize they've run out of berries for the cake they're baking. And really, it's all about cake
Mini Rabbit and Mother Rabbit are just putting the finishing touches on a cake when they realize they're out of berries! But before Mother Rabbit can even open her mouth, the intrepid Mini Rabbit is out the door.
Must have cake, he repeats to himself, as he crosses oceans, climbs mountains, and treks through creepy forests, all the while keeping his eyes peeled for some delicious berries.
And as he travels further and further from home, Mini Rabbit insists to everyone who asks that he is not lost.
Or is he?
At least there's one thing that can lead Mini Rabbit back home no matter how far he roams...the alluring smell of cake.
John Bond is an illustrator, designer, and animator whose clients have included Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV, Starbucks, and the BBC. He lives on the south coast of England.
"Throughout his varied, vibrant, textured art, Bond offers a plethora of visual jokes and intriguing details . . . repeated readings will likely enthusiastically be called for. . . as will cake."—The Horn Book
"Charming and whimsical—sure to bring smiles to readers' faces."—Kirkus Reviews
"Jaunty digital artwork by newcomer Bond introduces Mini Rabbit and Mother Rabbit as they set out to make a cake . . . Everybody knows someone like Mini Rabbit, who forges ahead with wild optimism, oblivious to the sinking likelihood of success, and Bond’s debut wittily explores this attribute alongside the mismatch between Mini Rabbit’s quotidian desire for pastry and his momentous, world-spanning trek."—Publishers Weekly
"Brushstrokes on canvas depict the landscapes Mini Rabbit traverses, including forests in interesting variant colors such as purples and oranges; panels convey distance and movement in quick snapshots that make viewers feel the haste of Mini Rabbit’s speedy search. Mini Rabbit’s terse, fragmented statements will be easy for children to read on their own . . . Viewers with a sweet tooth will likely understand Mini Rabbit’s eagerness."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Observant readers will notice that small black birds appear throughout the story, carrying the red berries that actually grow at the base of Mini Rabbit’s home. . . All's well that ends well, though Mini Rabbit’s response to his mother’s offer of berry cake turns the tale topsy turvy."— Booklist