Author: Ursula Dubosarsky
Illustrator: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009
Themes: rabbits, fear, stories in rhyme
Opening: Six little rabbits down by the lake munching on carrots and chocolate cake.
Summary: (from my library catalog) When a mysterious sound sends the whole forest running away in fear, only the littlest rabbit is courageous enough to discover what really happened.
I like this book because: my storytime gang liked it as much as I did! and nothing beats when we all have fun together. It’s an energetic read-aloud, in rhyme, with plenty of humor and surprise. I like to read in a rather dramatic fashion, and this was a perfect outlet for my talents! Ha!
Resources/activities: discuss which sounds may have spooked you; would you leave chocolate cake if you were scared? (Not me!); create a puppet show based on this story – everyone can chose to be whatever animal they want, but someone must be the bear!; serve carrots and chocolate cake at the cast party!
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.