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***Muncha!  Muncha!  Muncha!

by Candace Fleming

illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Reviewed May 6, 2003.
An Anne Schwartz Book, Atheneum Books for Yourng Readers (Simon & Schuster), New York, 2002.  32 pages.
Available at Sembach Library  (E FLE).

When I saw the reaction this new book got at Library Story Time, I simply had to choose it for this week’s Picture Book Pick.

As soon as I read the title, I had one of the children chanting, “Muncha!  Muncha!  Muncha!”  It’s simply irresistible.  The story tells of a farmer who goes to greater and greater lengths to keep bunnies out of his garden.  Each time the bunnies get in, there’s a refrain that ends with “Muncha!  Muncha! Muncha!”  by the end of the book, I had all twenty kids chanting along with me, and they didn’t stop when the book ended!

This is a sure hit for a read-aloud selection with preschool up to early school-age kids.  Great fun!

Reviews of other books by Candace Fleming:
The Lincolns
Ben Franklin's Almanac
Amelia Lost
The Tide Pool Waits
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh
Oh No!

Review of another book illustrated by G. Brian Karas:
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman

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