________________ CM . . . . Volume XVI Number 37. . . .May 28, 2010.

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How Do You Read to a Rabbit?

Andrea Wayne von Königslöw.
Toronto, ON: Annick Press, 2010.
32 pp., pbk. & hc., $7.95 (pbk.), $19.95 (hc.).
ISBN 978-1-5541-231-7 (pbk.), ISBN 978-1-5541-232-4 (hc.).

Preschool / Ages 2-4.

Review by Kristen Ferguson.

****/4

   


excerpt:

Can you read a bedtime story to bats? It’s not easy to read upside down.

If you read a book to chameleons, they might get lost in the story.
It’s even harder to read to a cheetah. You might not be a fast enough reader.

Many parents and children enjoy the nightly ritual of sharing a book at bedtime. How Do You Read to a Rabbit?, a bedtime book by Andrea Wayne von Königslöw, begins, “Everyone likes a bedtime story. But have you ever tried to read to an animal?” The author presents children with a parade of animals, such as alligators, kangaroos, dolphins, and explains what might happen if a child was to read a bedtime story to each animal. We discover at the end of the book that it may be impossible to read bedtime stories to animals, but there are special somebodies who enjoy stories read by children: moms and dads.

     How Do You Read to a Rabbit? is wonderfully illustrated by Andrea Wayne von Königslöw. Each left-hand page presents the reader with humourous text about reading to an animal, and the facing page depicts a delightful picture of a child attempting to read to that animal. The story uses witty language, and its fun premise will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.


     This bedtime story about bedtime stories is a charming read for children and their caregivers. How Do You Read to a Rabbit? is recommended for any library or collection for young children.

Hiighly Recommended.

Kristen Ferguson teaches Language Arts at the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University in North Bay, ON, and is a doctoral student in Education at York University.

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