Sunday, August 1, 2010

Seven Little Bunnies

Seven Little Bunnies
written by Julie Stiegemeyer; illustrated by Laura J. Bryant
(Marshall Cavendish) 2010
Source: Orange County Public Library

It is nighttime for seven little bunnies. Mama and Papa Bunny want them to get to sleep, but each little bunny has their own special way of getting ready. The first bunny likes to play the drum with a "rum, pum, pum" while the second bunny likes to twirl and dance. All the bunnies end their bedtime routine with a "cozy, dozy, drowsy... drop."  Mama and Papa Bunny tuck them in with a kiss on the head and a lullaby to boot.

Seven Little Bunnies would make for a great bedtime read for a preschooler or kindergartner, but you could also use it as a shared reading in a classroom to promote phonemic awareness. Students could read the "cozy, dozy, drowsy.. drop." line as you read about each bunny and you could also ask students to listen for any rhymes that appear in the book. It would also be interesting to have students draw/write about which bunny is closest to their personality.

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