This book is the story of a rabbit who likes to make up poems about his surroundings and events that happen to him. Unfortunately for him, none of his family or friends appreciates his rhymes.They find it annoying when he recites his poetry aloud as they try to sleep so the Rhyming Rabbit decides to dig himself a long burrow and set off on a night time adventure, reciting poetry as he goes.
In the burrow he meets a worm and a mole but they too don’t appreciate his rhymes.It’s not until he digs his way out of the earth and into a field where he meets a friendly sheep that he finally finds a friend who likes rhymes as much as he does. The Rhyming Rabbit and the sheep spend the whole night and the next day making up new rhymes together. When he has to leave, the Rhyming Rabbit vows to return again the next day to see his new friend.
I liked this book because of the clear and colourful pictures throughout. In fact, the colourful cover of the book was what attracted me to it when I first saw it on the library shelf. I think these pictures and the glitter on each of the pages would make it easy for young children to become engaged with the story and easy for them to follow the rabbit’s adventure. Also I think that in a classroom setting, the pages are large enough that the book could be held up while the teacher is reading it aloud so the children could easily see the story in the images.
The rhyming throughout the story was also something I enjoyed about it. I thought it was fun and that the simplicity of these rhymes will help build a foundation for poetry in the classroom later on.
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