Really Rabbits

Really Rabbits

by Virginia Kroll
     
 

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Tulip and Snuggle like to sing rabbit songs and play rabbit games when their owners, Grace and Peter, are away. One day Tulip figures out how to open their cage, and then the fun begins! First the rabbits are happy to simply explore they house but soon they are completing household chores so the family will have more time to spend with them. Washing the dishes,… See more details below

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Tulip and Snuggle like to sing rabbit songs and play rabbit games when their owners, Grace and Peter, are away. One day Tulip figures out how to open their cage, and then the fun begins! First the rabbits are happy to simply explore they house but soon they are completing household chores so the family will have more time to spend with them. Washing the dishes, folding the laundry, making a tuna casserole-no task is too large for these big-hearted bunnies.

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Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Tulip and Snuggle are great friends. They tell rabbit jokes and play rabbit games. But one night clever Tulip has an idea. "Every day, I see how Grace opens and closes the door to our cage. I think I might be able to do it." And so begins the secret nightly adventures of the two bunnies. Every night the two do a household chore—folding the bath towels, washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, dusting the furniture, and even neatly lining up the shoes in the back hall. Of course, Mom thinks Grace and Peter are responsible. And Grace and Peter wonder if it's elves or fairies. "They always think magic is done by tiny people," whispers Tulip. "They'd never believe it's really rabbits." A sweet tale that, with its gentle watercolor illustrations, has a lovely old-fashioned feel. At the end of the book, the author has included a list of digraphs/consonant blends in words that appear in the story; this is for use by parents and teachers to help emerging readers. However, this list is not user-friendly. Better to follow the advice given: read to your child aloud, point to the words, and, most importantly, make it fun.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Tulip and Snuggle are Grace and Peter's pet rabbits. One night, Tulip figures out how to open the latch on the cage, and the bunnies begin to explore while their family sleeps. Soon they are secretly completing household jobs, such as sweeping and making tuna casserole. They finish many of the children's chores, giving the siblings more time to play with them. Mother, in a better mood with less work to do, suggests one afternoon that her children let the rabbits out of their cage as "they must be tired of sitting all day." Alternating between full spreads and smaller panels, O'Neill's soft watercolors add moments of humor not present in the text. The last page of the book has suggestions for helping emerging readers and a dense and hard-to-use list of words with consonant blends that appear in the story. The note provides little that would be of much use to parents or educators. This sweet, innocent tale reads like one of the better stories in a child's reading textbook. As a read-aloud, it's not highly memorable, but it will appeal to adults looking for less-edgy picture books with an old-fashioned feel.-Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570918988
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Math Adventures Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Virginia Kroll attended Canisius College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was formerly an elementary school teacher and has raised six children of her own. It was Virginia's love of children that led her to begin her career as a children's writer in 1984.

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