Why Do Rabbits Hop?


Why Do Rabbits Hop?
And Other Questions about Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Gerbils

Did you know that rabbits can jump 10 feet in one hop, guinea pigs bump noses to say hello, and baby gerbils are called pups?

Questions and answers present information about the behavior and characteristics of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils and their interaction...

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Why Do Rabbits Hop?
And Other Questions about Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Gerbils

Did you know that rabbits can jump 10 feet in one hop, guinea pigs bump noses to say hello, and baby gerbils are called pups?

Questions and answers present information about the behavior and characteristics of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils and their interaction with humans.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Rabbits are among the small pets, mostly rodents, that are discussed in this nonfiction "Dial Easy-to-Read," Level 3, Grade 1 to 3 book. These small pets are generally easier to care for than a cat or dog and take up less space. Rabbits are like rodents in that their front teeth never stop growing. They need to keep gnawing on sticks or other objects to wear their teeth down. Each section starts with a question such as "What do rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils eat?" Other sections answer questions about how many babies each can have and when they reach maturity, how they communicate, how to keep them happy and amused. Kids may also be surprised to learn that guinea pigs are really rodents and pleased to discover the possible origin of their name. Some of these animals prefer to be alone; interestingly, a rabbit and a guinea pig can make good roommates. Holub offers lots of trivia and some very good guidance for pet care. A useful book for both library and home with plenty of full-color photographs and illustrations to help reinforce the information. 2003, Dial Books,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-Using a question-and-answer format, Rabbits discusses the different traits and behaviors of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. While all are rodents, each one has its own peculiarities. Horses does the same for horses and ponies. Charming, full-color photographs and drawings, especially those depicting the animals interacting with humans, mostly children, enhance the large-type texts. A winning combination of tightly written narrative, age-appropriate vocabulary, and worthy illustrations guarantees that independent readers will enjoy these titles.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Using the same question-and-answer format as her previous entries in this easy reader series, Holub (Why Do Horses Neigh?, above, etc.) offers some basic information about rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. After a couple of introductory pages detailing what the creatures have in common, the first half of the work focuses on rabbits’ appearance and behavior, and the second half concentrates on the other animals. The author includes some interesting facts, especially about rabbit behavior, but the structure causes some repetition, for example, in the description of number of babies born to each type of animal and the type of toys preferred. Each page begins with a leading question in purple type, followed by an answer and further additional information. The short sentences are presented in large type set off by lots of white space, with parenthetical pronunciation guides for difficult terms. This feature is not consistently utilized, however, as pronunciations are not given for guinea, gerbil, and Guiana. Attractive full-color photographs, often in the knock-out format against a white background popularized by DK, are combined with amusing watercolor and ink illustrations to create a pleasingly varied presentation. The wider topic with this format does not work quite as well as the other volumes in Holub’s series, but the newly fluent reader interested in furry little critters will still find this an interesting and informational read. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-9)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142301203
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Series: Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 795,105
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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