John Bond studied Illustration at Kingston University and worked for 7 years at an award-winning creative agency before becoming a full-time illustrator and designer. John is married and has two young children. He lives and works in Worthing. Join John's 130k+ followers on Instagram: @iamjohnbond
"A debut picture book from John Bond, Mini Rabbit Not Lost
(HarperCollins), mixes silliness with a Jon Klassen-like note of
piquant peril. Mini Rabbit loves cake - but cake can't be baked
without berries. Off he goes, on a foolhardy mission to find some.
Catchphrases ("Not lost!", "Cake cake cake!") and an unexpected
final twist make for great appeal."
"Mini Rabbit will stop at nothing for cake. Off he goes, bouncing over mountains and meadows, hollering 'caaaaake!', in search of berries to finish off his mum's latest creation. With his colourful debut picture book, Mini Rabbit Not Lost, and it's teeny wide-eyed star, author-illustrator John Bond brilliantly captures the single-mindedness of small children and how everyday desires can spark epic quests for them. It's also very witty, both pictorially (look closely and almost every page has berries missed by Mini Rabbit) and with the punchline, once he's home and offered cake: 'No, thank you,' he says. 'Can I have some ice cream?' HarperCollins has signed Bond up for a three-book deal and after this helping readers will certainly want seconds." The Guardian / The Observer