Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Five for a Little One

Author: Chris Raschka

First line: Smell is 1.

Why you should read this book: Raschka is the master of lively, rhythmic prose for youngsters, and this book tackles plenty of topics for little kids. It's a counting, book, a rhyming book, a book about senses, and a book about rabbits, full of rich descriptive language and funny, mixed-media illustrations. Observant kids will also note the little protagonist, a black and white bunny, is a perfect amalgam of its parents, one black and one white.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You just checked the menu, and it's rabbit stew tonight.

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