Deception of the lighter sort related in engaging rhyme and forthright pictures by Tom Funk, of animals who make no bones about showing what they feel. Flossie O'Cotton asks Mrs. Roo to care for her brood of four while she goes shopping. The bunnies impouch and the lady kangaroo takes them for a cross country leap to the zoo, during the course of which she mysteriously picks up thirteen more bunnies on stops. The zoo animals all laugh and seeing the joke is on her, Mrs. Roo shakes off extra passengers on the way home. Flossie rewards her with a new hat and Mrs. Roo uses its elastic band to make her pouch stay shut. A la mode to the apple pie of a book like Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose.