Today, Travis at 100 Scope Notes is hosting a Nontraditional Nonfiction Monday. He has challenged participating bloggers to think creatively and go a different direction with their reviews. To change things up, for this post I was planning to have my daughter post her own review of whatever book she brought home from school, fully expecting it to be a nonfiction selection. However she caught me off guard last week and brought home Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas. Surprise, Mommy! Not exactly nonfiction, but a great book nonetheless (if you haven't read it, shame on you). So we adapted our plan, checked out a nonfiction book about bunnies from the public library and found a way to work those silly rhyming dust bunnies into the post with a Q&A about our nonfiction pick of the week. Now, without further ado, let the craziness begin...
Rabbits (Blastoff! Readers: Farm Animals) by Hollie Endres. Bellwether Media (2008); ISBN 9781600140853; 24 pages
(Book Source: Copy from our local library)
Brimful: Hello, Rhyming Dust Bunnies! Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, it's so nice to have all four of you join us today on Brimful Curiosities. Thanks so much for letting us know what you think about the book, Rabbits (Blastoff! Readers: Farm Animals).
(Just a note to those not familiar with the Rhyming Dust Bunnies -- they love to speak using rhyming words...that is all except Bob, the observant one. He tries to impart useful information.)
Bob: Pleased as Punch!
Brimful: So, what is the book, Rabbits (Blastoff! Readers: Farm Animals) about?
Bob: The kid-friendly book provides a VERY basic introduction to the life of a farm rabbit and also discusses various bunny traits. Readers learn about things like hutches, rabbit teeth and rabbit fur. The book does not really discuss the care of a pet rabbits. A short glossary in the back provides definitions for words highlighted in the main text.
Brimful: Let's talk reading levels. What age group would most enjoy Rabbits?
Ted: Lemon Squeezy
Bob: Kittens! Did you know a baby rabbit is called a kitten or kit? In the human world that translates to Beginning or Early Readers (ages 2-6).
Brimful: Did you find the book's photos visually appealing?
Ed: Lovely sight
Ned: Quite bright
Ted: A delight
Bob: Yes, every other page shows wonderful photos of cute, fluffy bunny rabbits. We may be a bit partial, but really we could stare at those perfect animals for hours. Wait a minute...Hey, book bunnies! Watch out for that big, blue, wavy graphic at the top of each page! It might sweep you away!
Brimful: What part of the book did you enjoy the most?
Ted: in the Sunny
Bob: We all loved the final picture of the bunny lounging in a humorous reclined position. As soon as this Q&A is finished, we plan to take a nap on our backs, too. Where is the nearest farm without a vacuum or broom?
Brimful: Thank you, Rhyming Dust Bunnies! I know you are very busy, and I appreciate you rolling in for this Q&A.
Rabbits (Blastoff! Readers Farm Animals) by Hollie Endres is part of the Bellwether Media Blastoff! Readers series, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing. The company's website is well laid out and those interested can preview the Blastoff! Reader books using the fun, interactive page turning graphics. While I wouldn't say the rabbit book is overly in-depth, my preschool-age daughter enjoys reading it with me and especially likes the large photos. We will be searching for other books by this publisher to read in the future. I bet my toddler son would really love the Mighty Machines Blastoff! Reader books!
Activity alert - Send your kids on a hunt for dust bunnies, armed with adhesive tape lint rollers. Believe me, this is a very amusing activity for children, and your house will be a little cleaner as a result!
Check out this week's Nonfiction Monday posts at 100 Scope Notes. This post is also linked-up at Book Sharing Monday hosted by Serendipity Home School. I am an Amazon affiliate and may receive a very small commission for products purchased through my Amazon links. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)