Maranke Rinck en Martijn van der Linden
An inventive picture book that brings to life the famous Memory match-the-pairs game.
The Other Rabbit opens with a double-page spread of match-the-pairs cards. Only one of the cards is turned over to show a picture.
A rabbit. “Rabbit is looking for the other rabbit,” it says. On the next double spread, a second card has been turned over to reveal a red plane. “But he finds a plane.” Then we dive into the world of the game and we see Rabbit in the red plane, looking for his match.
Maranke Rinck tells the story of this search almost as a child might have imagined it during a game of Memory: packed with absurd twists and turns, kings, dragons, planes, cars and boats, all of which have an identical double out there somewhere. Plenty of white on the pages combines with the fresh use of colour to make the illustrations crisp and clear. The removable match-the-pairs cards inside the back cover complete this innovative book.