As I’ve mentioned before, searching for the rare Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse led to The Elephant’s Airplane, one of our favorite books to date. Since its major attraction was its illustrations, I went hunting for all the other books illustrated by Doris Smith that I could find. All Aboard with Jeremy Rabbit seemed particularly interesting because it was both authored and illustrated by Ms. Smith and it has turned out to be a greatly enjoyable book in its own right. We have the United Kingdom version of this long out-of-print book; it was published in the States as The Travels of J.B. Rabbit.
In this book, landlubber Jeremy Rabbit visits his seafaring cousin Waldo Otter for a memorable vacation. There are trips on a train, car, boat, and hot air balloon. There are delicious feasts and daring rescues. And, perhaps best of all, there is a sequel.
Author: Doris (Susan) Smith
Illustrator: Doris (Susan) Smith