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Title:
Rabbit food
Author:
Gretz, Susanna.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
Summary:
Uncle Bunny, who has been summoned to make sure that John joins his fellow rabbits in eating lots of vegetables, reveals a surprising dislike for carrots.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 31667.
ISBN:
9780763607319
Format :
Book

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Uncle Bunny, who has been summoned to make sure that John joins his fellow rabbits in eating lots of vegetables, reveals a surprising dislike for carrots.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. With wonderfully expressive comic watercolors of a rabbit family, Gretz tells a story for picky eaters. "Yuk!" says John as he refuses the carrots, celery, and mushrooms that will make him big and strong. His brother and sister love all their vegetables, and Mom and Dad are tense and worried about the young rebel. They telephone Uncle Bunny for help. The kids love playing soccer and tug-of-war with their bespectacled bluff relative, but at mealtimes this grown-up hides his carrots under his napkin or in the flowerpot. The final solution is a little too easy, but kids will recognize not only the mealtime tension but also the relaxation that comes when you find an alternative role model outside the immediate family, someone who shows you that even the most affectionate rules are not written in stone. --Hazel Rochman


Publisher's Weekly Review

Much to his parents' chagrin, a bunny refuses to eat his vegetables. PW said, "Even picky eaters will find the message palatable in this zippy delivery." Ages 4-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-In this entertaining twist on the fussy-eater theme, children will discover that adults can also be picky about food. John, a young bunny, refuses to eat his vegetables. Frustrated, his father enlists the help of Uncle Bunny, who is left to care for his niece and nephews over the weekend with the implicit instruction that, "...John eats some of everything." By engaging the youngsters in rigorous physical activities such as soccer, tug-of-war, and mountain climbing, Uncle Bunny makes sure everyone becomes hungry, including John, who succumbs to his voracious appetite and digs into his veggies. However, as Uncle expounds on the need to eat vegetables, he manages to avoid eating his carrots. When confronted by his nephew, Uncle Bunny admits to his dislike for the root but tries some, agreeing, "...they're not bad." Gretz's watercolor illustrations are a perfect complement to the text. The portrayals of the bespectacled and bandanna-wearing uncle and the varied facial expressions of John are especially endearing. This book will be enjoyed by young children, and adults trying to prod finicky eaters can utilize it along with Vivian French's Oliver's Vegetables (Orchard, 1996) and Nicholas Heller's Peas (Greenwillow, 1993).-Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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