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Author: Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Illustrator: Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

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Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corporation,

Material: board book

Summary: This is a sweet story of a bunny family working together to plant a garden. It starts off with one bunny tilling the soil, 2 bunnies planting seeds, 3 bunnies watering the garden... all the way up to 10 bunnies sitting down to eat! Very sweetly illustrated using simple paper cutouts to build the bunnies and their garden. This board books has lots of lessons, from counting to working together, to learning to read.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, interactive reading, read aloud book, learning to read, easy reader

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 6; read yourself: 5 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 5

Reading Level: 1

Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: My son really liked this book. He liked picking out objects on the page that he could recognize and identify. We seemed to take turns picking out this book to read. I was not surprised that he liked this book. I was surprised at how much in the book he was able to recognize and respond to (more than I had expected).

Adult Reader Reaction: I LOVED this book. I loved that it was a sweet story of a family working together, that it worked on counting, and that is portrayed the progression of how a garden grows! The illustrations are sweet and simple.

Pros: Sweet story, darling illustrations and plenty of action make this fun to share together. It is a great choice for either a boy or girl. Introduces counting, science concepts (how plants grow).

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. It is such a sweet story. It is perfect for springtime or ANY time of year! You can do a lot with it, too.


Educational Themes: Rhyming, counting, working together as a family/team/community, science concepts (how plants grow, where our food comes from).

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, counting, family, science

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2012

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