Can you believe it?
It seems like only yesterday we were bidding each other happy summer, and now here we are, back at school, and back to Perfect Picture Book Fridays!
As you all well know, I live on Blueberry Hill (i.e. The Back of Beyond, The Boonies, The Middle Of Nowhere, The Untamed Wilderness… you know 🙂 )
Here on Blueberry Hill we have all manner of wild life. Turkeys and Great Blue Herons. Bobcats and Martens. Coyotes and Black Bears. Raccoons and Opossums and Skunks. White-Tailed Deer. Snakes of all kinds. Pretty much every single member of the marmot family 🙂 You get the idea.
But what we haven’t had for years are rabbits.
No idea why.
But this year, for no discernible reason, they have made quite a comeback, proliferating as only rabbits can. Suddenly there are cottontails abounding in every little thicket.
So although none (that I know of!) are ninjas, my fall kick-off PPBF choice is all about bunnies 🙂
Title: Ninja Bunny Sister vs. Brother
Written & Illustrated By: Jennifer Gray Olson
Alfred A. Knopf Books For Young Readers, September 13 2016, Fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-7
Themes/Topics: sibling rivalry, teamwork
Opening: “Look! It’s the Golden Carrot of Awesomeness! We are the only ones super sneaky enough to find it – and unlock its powers of greatness.”
Brief Synopsis: Ninja Bunny is on a mission to get the Golden Carrot of Awesomeness, assured of success until his little sister insists on tagging along.
Links To Resources: Kid-Friendly Carrot Recipes (including carrot apple salad, creamy carrot rice, and carrot cake pancakes); Rabbit-Themed Activities And Crafts; Rabbit Coloring Pages; Facts About Ninjas; pair with other Ninja titles such as Corey Rosen Schwartz’s Ninja Red Riding Hood, The Three Ninja Pigs and Hensel And Gretel: Ninja Chicks, and Alex Latimer’s The Boy Who Cried Ninja, or with other sneaky bunny books such as Candace Fleming’s Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
Why I Like This Book: Sweetly humorous, this story perfectly embodies the struggles of older siblings everywhere who have to put up with their little sisters and brothers, and younger siblings everywhere who have to fight to be included. It also lets young readers figure out that sometimes siblings work better together and that everyone has talents, skills or attributes that can be helpful and appreciated. The illustrations are quirky, cute and appealing – a perfect complement to the spare text.
I hope you like it as much as I do 🙂
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂