Monday, May 14, 2012

A book by its cover, Duck Rabbit (and a birthday)

First I am going to say that today is my the Princess' birthday.    I can't believe that seven years ago today I became a mom for the first time.  Here she is in some of her birthday presents.  It is also a preview for the upcoming Adventures in cake post that will be up on Wednesday.

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I have a really fun children's book for you today.  It is called Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Litchenheld.

These reviews are completely my opinion and are not influenced in anyway by outside sources.  In regards to the children books reviewed, as a parent you are ultimately responsible for what your children read.  Please read what they read so you are informed on what they are learning.  I don't reveal plots, give spoilers or just summarize the books.  I don't enjoy reading books filled with cursing or sex so I tend to stay away from those.  This means I read very very few romance novels.  For the children's books I give the Princess' thumbs review and Boo's review (lets just say her reviews are interpretive and make more sense once you've read the book) in addition to my review rating.  My review scale can be found here or hover over the rating for a description.

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Litchenheld

This book was so fun to read to the kids.  This was supposed to be last week's book, but due the Princess getting sick we missed school that day.  The teacher was gracious enough to let me come on a day I was not scheduled and bring my younger daughter with me.  This was the last time I was going to be able to read to the kids since school is out very soon.  This book takes place between two unseen characters who are talking about the drawing (above on the cover) in the book and whether it is a duck or a rabbit.  The Princess and I practiced reading the night before and we read it to the class together, me reading one character and her the other.  The kids in the class really got in to the story (short as it is) and even picked sides on what they thought it was.  When we were finished they begged us to read it again.

I really liked how this book challenges kids of all ages to think about what they see.  I recommend it for all ages, even adults will get a kick out of it.  The Princess' rating is two thumbs up.  Boo's rating is "Anteater."  The Snickety Things rating is

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  1. I love this book!! I'd forgotten about it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! My students will have so much fun partner reading this book! Thanks!!

    Owl Things First


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