This is the book that started it all: The Magic Rabbit by Annette LeBlanc Cate. While reading The Magic Rabbit, I suddenly became very aware of the backdrop of the city as a primary but silent character. I wanted to find more books like this one, books that celebrated the urban environment as a place of magic and adventure.
Cate's book illustrates the devotion of a rabbit assistant and his magician friend to each other when they are accidentally separated on a busy sidewalk. The black and white drawings are detailed and charming so be sure to spend some time looking closely at them... and don't forget to follow the yellow stars!
Big Kid says: I'm glad the rabbit didn't get run over by a car.