MINI RABBIT IS NOT LOST by John Bond

MINI RABBIT IS NOT LOST

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mini Rabbit and Mother Rabbit are making cake, but they’ve run out of berries. “No berries, no cake.” “No cake? No way!”

With single-minded determination, Mini Rabbit sets out, clad in a striped shirt and equipped with a jaunty orange backpack—and immediately fails to notice a bush full of berries growing just under their treehouse home. The movement-filled compositions show Mini Rabbit crossing fields and forests, arriving at a lighthouse, climbing a mountain in a snowstorm, and going over a cliff, where persistence is rewarded with one berry, all the while chanting, “Cake! Cake! Cake! I can find berries.” Thinking the tot’s lost, creatures all along the way offer to help, but Mini Rabbit politely declines their offers. It is only when the search leads deep into a cave that Mini Rabbit feels lost—backpack, berry, and big round eyes stand out clearly while black fur blends with the blackness of the cave. Just then, a smell beckons, “Caaaaake!” Retracing the route, Mini Rabbit makes it back home with that one berry, where Mother Rabbit greets her adventurer with a berry cake, of course! But as many a fickle youngster will, Mini Rabbit has moved on: “Can I have some ice cream? I LOVE ice cream.”

Charming and whimsical—sure to bring smiles to readers’ faces. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 8th, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-8234-4358-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Neal Porter/Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2019