A fearless fur and feather escape. Viva la revolution!
Mina felt sorry for the animals in Mr. Walnut's pet shop. Their faces looked sad. Their cages were so small. And Mr. Walnut? Well, he was probably the meanest pet shop owner ever.
Then one day Mina's pet rabbit disappears, and she's sure Mr. Walnut has her. So she springs into action, ready to brave danger to free her friend.
What happens next is a surprise bigger than just one small rabbit: an ending that will change Mina, the animals, and even Mr. Walnut forever.
Reviews and Awards
International Latino Book Awards, Best Picture Book (English) 2012, Honorable Mention
“Readers have come to expect surprises and delights from Juan, and this story offers both - she has fun teasing out similarities between the animals and the town’s residents (in one scene, a penguin and a dapper, slouchy mayor eye each other bashfully), and her characters burst with emotion.” - Publishers Weekly
“This intriguing and thought-provoking tale skillfully illustrates the benevolence that is born when one walks in the shoes of another. It may also generate some activist thinking among young readers who may not have considered the dismal lives of caged animals. Juan’s beautifully stylized and deeply expressive acrylic and colored pencil drawings perfectly capture the somber tone that prevails throughout most of the book and provide a suitable contrast for the upbeat ending.” - School Library Journal
Trim Size: 10" x 9 1/2"
Page Count: 40
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Scholastic
Rights Available? yes