***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
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:
Ben Franklin's Almanac
The Tide Pool Waits
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh
Review of another book illustrated by G. Brian Karas:
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund. All
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