A good review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

25 Sep

Here’s a good review from October’s issue of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books:

The large font, simple, short sentence structure, and numerous attractive illustrations make this accessible for readers who are beyond Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series but not quite ready for lengthier chapter books. There’s plenty of humor, both in the text and the crisp and simply composed digital illustrations (Rabbit’s buck-toothed, big-nosed face is amusing in its own right, and he looks even funnier with a remote stuck in his ear). Rabbit’s initial list-making, Robot’s “data review,” and the gradually unscrolling message in which multiple words can be found also provide useful instructional opportunities for talking about prediction, summarization, and decoding.

And here’s a not-so-nice-review:

 

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2 Responses to “A good review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books”

  1. TE September 25, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    SO glad that a reviewer finally understands that to learn “big” words you have to read “big” words. What is more clear than Robot saying “Observe your reflection.” Then, Rabbit looks in the mirror. Wow. Just learned two words. Love it!!!

    • Cece Bell September 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

      Thanks so much, TE! I like big words in lil’ books, for sure.

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